Greg Inglis to retire from rugby league and sacrifice $1.5 million

Rugby League player welfare

South Sydney Rabbitohs captain Greg Inglis is set to announce his immediate retirement from rugby league.

The 32-year-old has suffered from reoccurring injuries over the last few years and will now reluctantly call it quits, sacrificing $1.5 million of his salary in the process.

It’s reported the arthritis in Inglis’ left shoulder means he is unable to lift it above his head or away from his body, with surgery out of the question.

Former England and Brisbane centre Jack Reed was forced to retire three years ago from the same injury.

Inglis is struggling both physically and mentally from the constant setbacks and will meet with Wayne Bennett, Shane Richardson and Blake Solly tomorrow.

With 18 months remaining on his contract, the incumbent Queensland skipper is expected to take up a part-time ambassador role with the Bunnies.

They will look to employ Inglis within the rules, while recouping most of his playing wage on the club’s salary cap to find a potential replacement.

Inglis has won every domestic and international honour in the game, numerous individual accolades and retires as a modern day legend of the sport.