“Box office” Greg Inglis a massive boost for Super League, says Warrington chief

Warrington chief executive Karl Fitzpatrick says superstar signing Greg Inglis is a massive boost to the Super League competition. 

Inglis, 34, has come out of retirement to join Warrington for the 2021 Super League season.

The former Australia and Queensland captain is already making a positive impact on the Wolves, according to Fitzpatrick.

Speaking to Sky Sports’ Golden Point Podcast, Fitzpatrick said: “The influence he has already had within the team has been fantastic in terms of speaking to the younger players and the leadership qualities that he’s shown in a short space of time has been impressive.

“He’s a huge boost for the club at a much needed time. I think it will two years since he laced up his boots when the season finally does come around but he’s been captain of Queensland, captain of Australia, captain of Souths – this guy has been there and done it, he knows what success looks like.

“He’s been in some fantastic cultures at Souths, Melbourne. It is often spoken about the strong culture they have at the Storm and he’s going to bring all those attributes and traits to our culture and the club’s success hopefully at Warrington.”

Inglis scored 150 tries in 265 appearances in the NRL for Melbourne Storm and South Sydney Rabbitohs – and Fitzpatrick believes the signing of Inglis is not just a boost for Warrington, but for Super League as a whole.

He told Sky Sports’ Golden Point Podcast: “We want genuine superstars playing in Super League and he’s box office.

“We did the biggest individual player sponsorship with Greg – a five-figure sum – so he’s genuine box office and a genuine superstar player.

“Super League and ourselves are fortunate he’s going to be running around in our competition.”

To listen to Sky Sports’ Golden Point Podcast, click here.

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