Only a little over a year since announcing his retirement, English Super League side Warrington Wolves announced the capture of former NRL premiership-winning hero Greg Inglis on a one-year deal commencing in 2021.
Former South Sydney Rabbitohs and Melbourne Storm hero Greg Inglis has announced a spectacular return to the game, signing a one-year contract with Warrington Wolves starting from next season.
Inglis earned 39 tests for Australia, won 10 State of Origins with Queensland, lifted the 2014 NRL title with South Sydney Rabbitohs and won the premiership twice with Melbourne Storm in 2007 and 2009 though both titles were later stripped due to the club breaking salary-cap rules.
Regarded as one of the best in the modern era, the back end of Inglis' career had been quite misfortunate.
A series of injuries forced the star player into retirement, whilst a drink-driving and speeding offence in October 2018 led to the Queensland hero being stripped of the Australian Kangaroos captaincy.
The player's welfare came into question and many seemed worried around the rugby league world.
But now this announcement has many fans excited.
The 33-year-old is now ready to lace up the boots in a bid to help end the club's desperate premiership drought dating back to 1955, which includes four runner-up finishes since 2012.
“I’ve played over in England many times in representative footy and love how passionate and vocal the supporters are", Inglis said.
"I can't wait to get over there and play for a club that has so much rich heritage.
“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.”
“Having had 12 months out of the sport (Inglis) has had time to refresh both mentally and physically, and he is focussed 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."