When Greg Inglis made the biggest move of his career to rugby league’s heartland this season he just wanted to blend in – but it didn’t happen straight away.
Now, in form and preparing for Monday night’s must-win clash with the Parramatta Eels, he has revealed his contentment with life in Sydney, his plans to study at university and his hopes of extending his contract with the South Sydney Rabbitohs.
The fact that the 24-year-old, regarded as the best centre in the world, was surprised at the attention he attracted upon joining one of Sydney’s most famous clubs last December is an indication of how grounded he was after six seasons in Melbourne. It was also a reflection of the life the Storm players enjoy out of the media spotlight.
“I’m very happy up here,” said Inglis. “I am definitely not homesick. I think where they probably would have got that from is that one journo asked would I consider going back to Melbourne and I said ‘It’s not out of the question, but I am happy here and have another two years on top of this one’.
“Hopefully everything goes well with the new coach coming through and you never know, they may put another contract on the line and I’ll sign on the dotted line.”