Boyd Cordner happy for Greg Inglis to take Australia captaincy role

Drew Darbyshire

Boyd Cordner said he would more than happy for Greg Inglis to be Australia captain for their two Test matches this autumn.

The two State of Origin and NRL club captains will go head-to-head again this Saturday in the NRL preliminary final at Allianz Stadium, when Cordner’s Syndey Roosters host Inglis’ South Sydney Rabbitohs.

It is expected that Cordner or Inglis will take the captaincy role from the retired Cameron Smith for the Kangaroos’ Tests against New Zealand and Tonga this autumn.

On Australia’s vacant position, Cordner told “I’d be more than happy for Greg to take that job.

“Look, I’m really close with Greg and have got to know him quite well through rep football since 2013. We are good friends. He’s an amazing player and has been for a long time in our game.

“I know how much respect he has among the playing group in the Australian squad. He’s been one of the leaders in the Kangaroos for a while.

“If Greg is the direction they are heading, then that’s a good direction. I’m just proud to be able to wear the green and hold and to play in that team. If Greg is the man for the job, he will have everyone’s full support, and mine too, that’s for sure.”

The Kangaroos face the Kiwis on October 13 and the Mate Ma’a on October 20.