WARRINGTON Wolves have pulled off one of the biggest signings in Betfred Super League history by capturing the signature of Aussie star Greg Inglis for the 2021 season.
The former Queensland Captain, who has had a year out of the game, will join the Wire subect to him receiving a visa. He retired from the game in April 2019 at the start of the last NRL season, saying he had lost his hunger for the game.
He then went on to take a job at South Sydeny Rabbitohs as the club’s pathways manager, having spent the last eight years of his playing career with the club after rising to super stardom as part of the all-conquering Melbourne Storm team.
Inglis has been a standout player at fullback, centre and stand-off during an illustrious career to date, and has penned a one-year deal with Warrington for the 2021 season.
The 33-year-old is a Clive Churchill Medal winner, Golden Boot winner and is widely revered as one of the greatest players of modern-day rugby league. As a former Melbourne Storm and South Sydney Rabbitohs star, he made 263 NRL appearances, played 32 State of Origin games and represented his country on 39 occasions.
Speaking about the news via zoom, Inglis said: “I can’t wait to get over there and play for a club that has so much rich heritage. I’ve seen the success the team have had in the Challenge Cup and I want to help the team to deliver more glory.
“I’ve played over in England many times in representative footy and love how passionate and vocal the supporters are.
“To get the opportunity to live in the UK, to play for such a powerhouse club that I believe is on the rise is something I’m looking forward to and hopefully I can add value to the team.”
Warrington Wolves CEO, Karl Fitzpatrick commented: “This signing is a gift to every one of our fantastic members and partners who are currently experiencing difficult times.
“We wanted to give everyone something to look forward to and to say thank you for their extraordinary loyalty. With this in mind we were extra motivated to get this deal completed.
“Greg is considered to be one of the greatest Rugby League players of the modern era. To see him pull on the primrose and blue will be a historical moment in Warrington Wolves and Super League’s timeline.”
Wire’s Head Coach, Steve Price added: “Greg is a world class athlete and has received the highest honours within our game.
“Having had 12 months out of the sport he has had time to refresh both mentally and physically, and he is focused on having a positive influence on Warrington Wolves.
“I’m looking forward to working with him on a professional and personal level, and I’m excited to welcome him into our group.”
<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>📞 Calling all Warrington fans<br><br>2021 just got a whole lot better 😀<a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/GI2021?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>#GI2021</a> <a href=”https://t.co/tLRMw86BTl”>pic.twitter.com/tLRMw86BTl</a></p>— Warrington Wolves (@WarringtonRLFC) <a href=”https://twitter.com/WarringtonRLFC/status/1262718499400663047?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>May 19, 2020</a></blockquote> <script async src=”https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js” charset=”utf-8″></script>