Secrets out, Inglis now a Rabbitoh
SOUTH Sydney Rabbitohs have agreed to terms with Greg Inglis for seasons 2011, 2012 and 2013.
Inglis, 23, has played 16 Tests for Australia, 13 State of Origin matches for Queensland, and 117 NRL games for the Melbourne Storm, including four grand final appearances resulting in premierships for the 2007 and 2009 seasons.
But it all began on local VB Gold Group 2 fields when he emerged from Bowraville Tigers to play under-18 and senior football with Macksville Sea Eagles
Rabbitohs CEO Shane Richardson is delighted the club has secured the services of Inglis.
“Greg is one of the game’s best players and to have him coming to our club is something our members and corporate partners should be very excited about,” Mr Richardson said.
“We’re looking forward to having Greg as part of our club for the next three seasons and we welcome him to the Rabbitohs family.”
Inglis is very pleased to be joining the Rabbitohs.
“I’m really happy to be joining the South Sydney Rabbitohs,” he remarked.
“The past few months have been like a rollercoaster ride but now I can look forward to getting back into training and preparing for the new season.
“This is an exciting time and I’m looking forward to pulling on the red and green jersey for the first time next year.”
However, the decision by Inglis to turn his back on a handshake deal after agreeing to terms with Brisbane Broncos hasn’t received universal approval.
League legend Arthur Beetson, visiting Coffs Harbour yesterday for the Jobs and Skills Expo, told radio Star FM he did not approve of the way Inglis and his management had acted.
“I’m not impressed at all,” he said.
“He gave his word to the Broncos and should have stuck to it.”