Inglis notched up 263 NRL games, scoring 149 tries, 32 Origin appearances for Queensland (18 tries) and 39 Tests for Australia (32 tries), breaking countless records on the way. To commemorate an incredible career, here are five of the great man’s most influential performances.
2. 2009 State of Origin Game I Queensland 28 d. NSW 18
At just the age of 22, Inglis was already in his fourth Origin series and making his 8th appearance in an Origin match. After Billy Slater scored the opening try, Inglis scored the second when, despite the attention of three defenders, he managed to touch the chalk with the ball. Just two minutes after the break, Inglis made a blistering break before putting the afterburners on and speeding past Newcastle duo James McManus and Kurt Gidley to touch down and extend their 12-point lead into 18 following Thurston’s conversion. Queensland won game two and secured their fourth consecutive series with Inglis earning the Wally Lewis Medal for Origin player of the series and Ron McAuliffe medal for Qld’s player of the series.