Doubts surround the future of Canberra Raiders back-rower John Bateman with club boss Don Furner reportedly clearing the way for him to test the open market. The Englishman is contracted to the Raiders until the end of the 2021 NRL season but could look elsewhere in search of a bigger deal being sought by his management. "Yes, it's true. We've given John permission to test his value on the open market. That's all I'll say on the matter," Furner told Fox Sports.