In signs of a very unhappy team the SMH reports that David Shillington wants no part of a leadership group that tolerates Blake Ferguson:
He is due to face Waverley Local Court next Tuesday, the day before the third and deciding match of the Origin series in Sydney. While Ferguson has been sidelined by administrators since the incident, the issue of his future remains a bone of contention in Canberra. Shillington’s standing down from the senior player group followed that of another former member of thatunit, Shaun Berrigan. According to club sources, the leadership group – which after Shillington’s withdrawal comprises captain Terry Campese, Tom Learoyd-Lahrs, Dane Tilse, Brett White, Shaun Fensom, Josh McCrone and new member Jarrod Croker – wanted Ferguson’s contract torn up after he and Dugan missed a recovery session in March and posted a photograph online that showed them drinking.