Former Golden Boot winner Greg Inglis has announced his retirement from rugby league through injury.
Inglis, 32, has been battling a serious shoulder injury and hangs up his boots with immediate effect, to take up roles in coaching, community, mentoring and ambassadorships at South Sydney Rabbitohs.
He was the world’s best player in 2009 and has won three NRL titles, as well as the 2010 World Club Challenge.
Inglis said: “I owe everything to Rugby League and for that I will forever be grateful, and I feel as though I have given everything I’ve had to the game on the field.
“Now it’s time to give more back off the field.
“It’s been a great ride so far, and starting today, I can’t wait to get started on this next part of the journey.”
Playing at full back, centre, wing and stand-off, Inglis has enjoyed a stellar career, making 263 NRL appearances for the Rabbitohs and his first club, Melbourne Storm.
A World Cup winner with Australia in 2013, Inglis won 39 caps for his country, scoring 31 tries, and also played 32 State of Origin games for Queensland.