The South Sydney Rabbitohs have announced a three-year contract extension for captain Greg Inglis until at least the end of the 2020 season tonight.
Inglis is regarded as one of the game’s superstars, is the current captain of the Rabbitohs as well as the Indigenous All Stars and Australian Prime Minister’s XIII sides.
Inglis is a veteran of 241 NRL games to date including 124 for the Rabbitohs, 35 Tests for Australia, 30 State of Origin matches for Queensland and four All Stars games for the Indigenous All Stars.
Inglis is a former Golden Boot winner as the best player on the planet, a multiple Dally M award winner, a Clive Churchill Medallist, a multiple winner of the George Piggins Medal, however most importantly, a respected leader amongst the Indigenous community in Australia.
Rabbitohs Head Coach Michael Maguire says that Inglis’ long term commitment to the Rabbitohs is a tribute to the man he has become and his standing within the game.
“Greg is not only a phenomenal footballer, as his playing record shows, but he is also becoming one of the great leaders in our game and in society,” Maguire said.
“I have known and worked with Greg for a long time and to watch him grow into the leader and the man he has, both on and off the field, is a credit to his dedication to his football, as well as the community and his family.
“He’s a young dad who, along with his wife Sally, is bringing up a beautiful little family with an addition coming in the next couple of weeks, and they are also part of the broader Rabbitohs family.
“It’s great news for the team, the Club and the whole South Sydney community to know that Greg will be part of us at least until the end of 2020.”
Inglis said his decision to extend his time with the Rabbitohs was based on the Club, the team and his family.
“This is a wonderful Club to be part of, a great team to play with, and I’m really happy to know what my family’s future holds for the next four years,” Inglis said.