NRL legends Greg Ingis and Sam Burgess are set to go head-to-head in Bush rugby league this year..
Inglis announced that he would take to the field for the Macksville Sea Eagles in 2022, despite injury bringing his career in Super League to an end.
Meanwhile, Burgess will coach the Orara Valley Axemen in the upcoming season too, and, though he has been named as the boss, there have been calls for the 32-year-old to return to the pitch.
South Sydney CEO Blake Solly previously praised Inglis for his commitment to the sport after the move 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.”
Meanwhile, Burgess has been cleared by police following domestic abuse allegations, though was threatened with arrest last weekend after turning up at former wife Phoebe’s address with Christmas presents for his kids.
It was alleged that the former South Sydney enforcer had not conducted a hair follicle drug test before driving – an agreement previously made between both parties following Burgess’ drug-driving escape last year.