Former Warrington Wolves star and NRL superstar Greg Inglis has linked up with the Wests Tigers.
He has not taken on a permanent position on their coaching team alongside Benji Marshall but has been drafted in to support their young fullback Jahream Bula who will be part of a new look spine in 2024 alongside former Leeds Rhinos star Aidan Sezer.
There is a lot of pressure on Bula after signing a deal worth £1.5 million and nearly $3 million.
Inglis is now mentoring the young fullback as per the Sydney Morning Herald who reported:
“Greg Inglis has been spotted wearing Wests Tigers gear at the club’s Concord headquarters over the weekend.
“The former South Sydney captain, who hasn’t held an official role with the Rabbitohs since 2020, has been brought into the fold at the Tigers as a mentor to boom fullback Jahream Bula.
“The club insists Inglis has not accepted a role with the club’s coaching staff or been brought in to help the football department, but rather as a confidant to the young fullback.
“Inglis has been tasked with assisting Bula off the field as he deals with the adjustment and pressure of going from a relative unknown to a rugby league star within 12 months.
“Inglis watched on at training over the weekend, sporting the black and gold for the first time. He’s expected to continue working with Bula, who recently signed a $2.7 million-$2.8 million extension to stay at the Tigers until the end of 2027.
“The final year of his deal is a mutual option. If Bula takes up the option he is guaranteed $800,000 in 2027, but if the club takes up the option it will be for $900,000.”
Inglis’ Warrington Wolves stint
Inglis was a major signing ahead of the 2021 season and was announced in 202o but was later released from his playing contract with immediate effect.
The hamstring injury he sustained against Huddersfield Giants proved worse than initially thought and he was subsequently ruled out for a prolonged period.
Following amicable discussions all parties have therefore come to the mutual agreement to terminate Greg’s playing contract. The Australian spent time working behind the scenes at the Halliwell Jones for a short period before returning to Australia.
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