New Sydney Roosters fullback Blake Ferguson will never lack confidence – just ask him. The gifted New South Welshman has shifted to Roger Tuivasa-Sheck’s former position and will link with halves Mitchell Pearce and Jackson Hastings after James Maloney left for Cronulla.
Speaking to foxsports.com.au, Ferguson says he can’t wait to show the rest of the NRL the Roosters’ new combinations.
“We’ve obviously got a young half in ‘Jacko’ Hastings, so I’ll help him out where I can, but I’m also still learning my new position, so it’s just a bit of juggling there,” Ferguson said.
“(Hastings is) going to be so good for us this year — I can’t wait to play with him this year.
“What we’ve done over the pre-season has been awesome, so I can’t wait to play and get our spine really working together during games and really dominating teams.”
With Tuivasa-Sheck now at the Warriors and boom rookie Latrell Mitchell reportebly not quite ready for first grade, pressure will be on Ferguson to perform in his new position.
“If Latrell’s up to it and he’s ready to play first grade, he can have it, but until then that jersey’s mine and I’m going to be doing the best I can for my team and trying to be the best I can every week performing in a consistent way.”