Warrington have confirmed the signing of rugby league legend Greg Inglis on a one-year deal for next season, subject to visa approval.
A former Golden Boot winner, the 33-year-old is widely regarded as one of the greatest players of his generation, having played over 250 games for sides including Melbourne, South Sydney, Australia and Queensland and winning countless honours.
Throughout his career he won four NRL Premierships, a World Cup and a World Club Challenge, as well as several individual accolades including the 2009 Golden Boot, 2007 Clive Churchill Medal and 2013 Dally M Provan-Summons Medal.
Inglis retired mid-way through 2019 but will now make a surprise return to the sport in Super League in 2021.
“I can’t wait to get over there and play for a club that has so much rich heritage.” Inglis told the Wolves’ official club website. “I’ve seen the success the team have had in the Challenge Cup and I want to help the team to deliver more glory.
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“I’ve played over in England many times in representative footy and love how passionate and vocal the supporters are.
“To get the opportunity to live in the UK, to play for such a powerhouse club that I believe is on the rise is something I’m looking forward to and hopefully I can add value to the team.”
Warrington CEO Karl Fitzpatrick added: “This signing is a gift to every one of our fantastic members and partners who are currently experiencing difficult times.
“We wanted to give everyone something to look forward to and to say thank you for their extraordinary loyalty.
“Greg is considered to be one of the greatest Rugby League players of the modern era. To see him pull on the primrose and blue will be a historical moment in Warrington Wolves and Super League’s timeline.”
Wolves head coach Steve Price said: “Greg is a world class athlete and has received the highest honours within our game.
“Having had 12 months out of the sport he has had time to refresh both mentally and physically, and he is focussed on having a positive influence on Warrington Wolves.
“I’m looking forward to working with him on a professional and personal level, and I’m excited to welcome him into our group.”