Greg Inglis was set to play for the Macksville Sea Eagles in 2022, but he has also taken on a surprising coaching role on the side.
The Gumbaynggir Street Warriors, a team in the East Coast Global League, have a new man at the helm for 2022 and it’s one that will definitely put bums on seats as the Macleay Argus has revealed.
Inglis, who played for Warrington Wolves in Super League during the 2021 season, recently returned to his native Australia to put his boots back on in bush rugby league after previously retiring, but he will also be using a clipboard and walkie-talkie alongside that new role.
The former South Sydney Rabbitohs star also revealed before Christmas that he was more than willing to joining his friend Billy Slater at the helm of the State of Origin Maroons.
The Australian’s Brent Read revealed on Triple M that Inglis will be in Australia in time for next year’s series and is keen to get involved if Slater needs him.
“I asked Greg Inglis about Billy Slater and the Maroons and he has kept an eye on things from afar,” Read said on Triple M.
“I asked him if he would be willing to come back and offer a hand to Billy if he reached out.
“He said no doubt he would love to help Billy. He endorsed his appointment as Origin coach. He obviously knows him well from Melbourne and Queensland.”
South Sydney CEO Blake Solly previously praised Inglis for his commitment to the sport after the move to the Macksville Sea Eagles was confirmed.
“Greg has a special place in the history of South Sydney,” said Solly.
“He is extremely well loved by our members. We are really supportive of regional rugby league. We take home matches to regional venues in the Charity Shield to try and foster and grow rugby league in those areas.
“We think it’s wonderful that Greg is pulling on the boots again to help his local club where he grew up.”
It seems that Inglis will be juggling both coaching and playing roles in 2022 and let’s face it, if anyone can he can!