NRL legend Greg Inglis set for first game in two years in Super League debut for Warrington Wolves
WRITTEN BY LIAM O’LOUGHLIN
NRL legend Greg Inglis hasn’t played a game in over two years - but this weekend, he is back in action.
The 34-year-old was forced into retirement in 2019 due to a knee injury, with his time at the Rabbitohs cut agonisingly short.
But in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic last year, Inglis shocked the rugby league world when he signed a one-year deal with Super League club Warrington Wolves.
This weekend, G.I will make his debut for his new club and it will mark an incredible return to rugby league.
Wolves coach Steve Price said it is exciting for both the club and for Greg.
“He will be in the 17 this weekend," he said.
"It’s exciting for the club, it’s exciting for Greg and he can’t wait for the game.
"There’s no expectation from us, we just want to see him enjoying his rugby again.
“He’s on schedule, he missed a fair amount of rugby having not played for two seasons, he’s got to get his body right.
"We’ve got a responsibility to get him right so he can stay on the field for the duration of the season.
"He’s in a good shape physically and mentally.”
Inglis has battled with mental health issues for many years, and to see him overcome his demons and get back on the field at the age of 34 is an incredible story.
The superstar fullback or centre is one of the most destructive players to play the game, and dominated at club, Origin and international level during his career in Australia.
Wedding bells sounding for GI
RUGBY league superstar Greg Inglis has proposed to Alyse Caccamo in England. The pair met while Inglis was playing for South Sydney and Caccamo was working at the NRL.
They are in England as Inglis prepares to make his long-awaited Super League debut for Warrington against Hull KR this weekend.
Caccamo posted on Instagram that “the way it all unfolded is something I will cherish forever”.
“Yep, did cry the whole time.”
Warrington coach Steve Price said Inglis would play this weekend.
“Greg will be in the 17,“ Price said. “You‘ll have to find out on game day whether it’s off the bench or starting.
“It‘s exciting for the club and it’s exciting for Greg. He can’t wait for the game.
“There is no expectation from our point of view, we just want to see Greg enjoying his rugby league again.”