SUPERSTAR signing Greg Inglis hopes his experience can help Warrington Wolves finally clinch that elusive Super League title.
Inglis, 33, arrived in the UK last week on a one-year deal, but hasn’t played since retiring while at South Sydney Rabbitohs back in April 2019 due to ongoing injury concerns.
He said: “The staff here at Warrington have welcomed me with open arms. I just wish it was a bit warmer!
“It is what it is and it is an ever-changing environment that we are living in right across the world but after getting over the jet lag, we have been finding our bearings a little bit but we have just been going to training and back home to the little area where we live so it has been comforting.”
Inglis will become one of the most decorated Australian players to play in Super League, having won 39 caps for the Kangaroos and played 32 times for Queensland in State of Origin.
He has played 265 games in the NRL for Souths and Melbourne Storm, winning three NRL titles and the 2010 World Club Challenge.
His versatility has also been a theme throughout his career, and he has won individual gongs in three different positions – full-back, centre and stand-off, as well as winning the Golden Boot as the best player in the world in 2009.
He added: “I just want to come here, put my best foot forward and add value to the team.
“I’m looking forward to working as a team. Team always comes first in my mind.
“Once you get everyone working on the same page, the better you are going to be as a squad and everything else is a snowball effect and it just rolls on from that.
“I’ve come in just to give my experience and help the others with my experience but I am just really looking forward to playing alongside these guys and this team for the season and fingers crossed we will get there at the end.”
Inglis is expected to slot in to the Wolves team at centre, with Anthony Gelling having departed in the off-season.
But he has warned it make take him a few weeks to get up to speed – although an expected delay to the start of the Super League season, currently slated for March 11, may well work in his favour.
He said: “I’m just asking fans and supporters to be patient because I won’t be at my best for five or six rounds and that’s just me being completely honest. It’s just getting K’s (kilometres) and getting used to week in week out footy again.
“It’s not just about the weekends but what goes on between there like performing at training so you can perform better on the weekends.”