TOWNSVILLE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 19: Greg Inglis of the Rabbitohs runs the ball during the round 11 NRL match between the North Queensland Cowboys and the South Sydney Rabbitohs at 1300SMILES Stadium on May 19, 2018 in Townsville, Australia. (Photo by Ian Hitchcock/Getty Images)

A remorseful Greg Inglis has today fronted media following being caught for allegedly drink driving and speeding on Monday.

Inglis has admitted he has let a lot of people in the game down, but will not be standing down as newly appointed Australian Kangaroos captain.

The 31-year-old spoke at a press conference in Sydney on Tuesday saying he is very sorry for the mistake he has made.

“I’m sincerely apologetic and hopefully this can get sorted and we can move on from this,” Inglis said.

“As a player, as a person in this community, it’s not good enough.

“I’ve let a lot of people down as a proud indigenous role model.”

The South Sydney star was pulled over on Monday afternoon when he was detected to be travelling over the speed limit along the Great Western Highway in Lithgow, just hours after Australian coach Mal Meninga announced him as Cameron Smith’s replacement.

A positive reading was returned on a roadside breath test which saw Inglis be taken to Lithgow Police Station, where its reported he blew a reading of 0.085.

Despite former test skipper Laurie Daley saying Inglis should step down as captain, the Queensland captain has received some support from a former coach Craig Bellamy.

Speaking on Macquarie Sports Radio on Tuesday, Bellamy said he’d like to see Inglis remain as captain but knows there are protocols that must be followed.

“It’ll be up to the hierarchy at the ARL to decide the best thing to do or the proper thing to do.

“I’d like to see them just forgive him and let him play and let him be the captain, but I know there are standards in our game that we’ve got to uphold as well, so that’ll be a decision for someone a little bit higher up than me.”

10 COMMENTS

  1. No discussion, looses captaincy and probably his spot I’m aussie team.
    Another rabbits player who thinks he has other rules then everyone else

    • I love the way you hate Souths, it must really upset you. One day you will say something positive about anything.

  2. Ole G.I. must have been on a bender lately, as I noticed he was full also when they interviewed him at the Dally M awards the other night as well lol.
    Should have just stayed in a motel in Dubbvegas for the night Gregors.

    • Of course he’s not very bright – he’s an NRL footballer. Remember we’re not talking about Nobel prize winners here. And Inglis in the past hasn’t exactly covered himself in glory when it comes to judgment. Cookeem had it right, why didn’t the dumb ar$e stay in a motel? Well, we know the answer to that don’t we (I’m Greg Inglis/an NRL player, I can do what I want). It’s called Gallen syndrome. If the league doesn’t stand him down as captain I’m done with watching anymore. They need really take a stand on this.

  3. He should take responsibility and stand himself down as Kangaroos captain – I’m getting really tired of this ‘if stuff up (get caught), say sorry and all will be forgiven’ approach. A real leader would make a decision for in the best interest of the game (not that the NRL sets an example!)

    • So true, everyone is too quick these days to say “oh he’s a good bloke/champ footballer/great representative for his community” I think a few more kicks in the ar$e need to be handed out these days. That would identify if a person is a true leader or not. Obviously Inglis was never a true leader, but hey, we’re in the PC era so he must be awesome.

  4. Sorry mate, coming out and saying sorry doesn’t just magically make everything go away. You stuffed up, cop it sweet and do the right thing and stand down as captain to save yourself the added embarrassment of having it stripped.

  5. glory glory 2 south sydney prfff another misdemeanor buy a club who says is the pride f the NRL
    i dont think so 2nd strick when is the 3rd one going 2 happen

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