Inglis re-signs with Souths until end of 2017
South Sydney Rabbitohs are excited to announce the re-signing of Greg Inglis until the end of the 2017 season.by NRL
South Sydney Rabbitohs are excited to announce the re-signing of Greg Inglis until the end of the 2017 season.
Inglis, 25, is regarded as one of the superstars of Rugby League, having played 21 Tests for Australia, 17 State of Origin matches for Queensland, one game for the Indigenous All Stars, and over 150 NRL games since making his debut in 2005.
Inglis has won two Grand Finals in 2007 and 2009 with the Melbourne Storm, and has won a swag of awards including the Golden Boot in 2009, recognising him as the best player in the world.
Inglis' shift to fullback this season by Rabbitohs Head Coach Michael Maguire was seen as a masterstroke, with Inglis taking his game to a new level. He is recognised as the best centre in the world, has previously won the Dally M five-eighth of the year award, and is tipped to one day become the best fullback in the game as well.
Inglis' contract extension will see him wear the cardinal and myrtle of the Rabbitohs at least for the next five years.
"I couldn't be happier to have sorted out my future for the long term, and to be part of the Rabbitohs' plans for the next five years or more is very special for me," Inglis said.
"I came here at the start of 2011 and have really felt at home.
"All of the players, coaches, staff and Members have helped me make the transition to Sydney, as well as the change to my new position at fullback, and hopefully I can repay everyone through my performances on and off the field over the next five years.
"South Sydney is a very special Club and I know we're on the verge of achieving something equally as special here.
"I'm glad I can contribute to that and, as I said, I couldn't be happier knowing I'll be in the red and green for a long time to come."
To watch a video interview with 'GI' about his re-signing and what it means to him to be part of the South Sydney Rabbitohs, please press play on the video player above.
Rabbitohs Head Coach Michael Maguire says the re-signing of Inglis to a long-term contract gives the Club and the team a real boost as they get ready to attack season 2013.
"Greggy is obviously a very talented player and he's really matured and become a leader at South Sydney," Coach Maguire said.
"He's capable of some extraordinary things on the field, and he has an extraordinary effect on people off the field too.
"He's told me that he's fully committed to the Club, the team and the South Sydney district, and you can see that by the efforts he puts in on and off the field.
"He is a big part of what we're trying to achieve here and we're all very excited to know he will be here until 2017 and hopefully longer."
Name: Greg Inglis
DOB: 15 January 1987
POB: Kempsey, NSW
Junior Club: Bowraville Tigers
NRL Games: 157 (40 for Rabbitohs 2011-12, 117 for Storm 2005-10)
NRL Points: 414 (81 for Rabbitohs from 20 tries, one field goal; 333 for Storm from 78 tries, nine goals, three field goals)
Rep Honours: 21 Tests for Australia 2006-12; 17 State of Origin matches for Queensland 2006-12; Tri-Nations 2006; World Cup 2008; Four Nations 2009, 2011; one game for Indigenous All Stars 2012.
2009 Golden Boot for the best player in Rugby League across the globe;
2009 Dally M representative player of the year;
2009 Wally Lewis Medal for the best player of the State of Origin series;
2009 Mal Meninga Award for Queensland's best player in the State of Origin series;
2009 Four Nations player of the tournament;
2009 Harry Sunderland Medal for Australia's best player in the Four Nations;
2009 Rugby League International Federation centre of the year;
2009 NRL One Community Good Guy of the Month for July;
2009 Sport Star of the Year at the Queensland Sports Awards;
2008 Dally M representative player of the year;
2008 Dally M five-eighth of the year;
2008 Indigenous Team of the Century at centre;
2007 Clive Churchill Medal for man-of-the-match in the Grand Final;
2007 selected in the Melbourne Storm's Team of the Decade at centre; and,
2006 Rugby League International Federation International newcomer of the year.
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