Greg Inglis says it was a chat with Jason Clark over the phone that first opened up the possibility of joining Warrington.
The 34-year-old originally retired from the game in April 2019 but has come out of retirement to join the Wolves for the 2021 Super League season.
Inglis is good friends with Warrington forward Clark from their time at South Sydney Rabbitohs together.
Inglis said: “I was just having a chat with Jason Clark. Clarky and I have stayed in contact since he left (Souths) and he’s a great bloke with a great family.
“I still see his parents over there (in Australia) but it just started by seeing how they were going.
“The season got put on hold here like it did over there for us as well and I was just having a chat with him a couple of times a month and I said to him ‘what’s it like playing over there?’ and he turned back and said ‘why don’t you come and join us?’ so I said ‘why not? I’ve got nothing else to do!’.
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“My junior comp had stopped because I was helping assistant coaching there and my partner was still working from home. Before you know it, a couple of weeks later Warrington were on the phone to me and we just started talking and we got really excited.
“I just said hold on because I’ve got to do a couple of stuff here and talk to the right people around me like my partner’s family and my family and see what their thoughts were about it.
“It just started by friends chatting and before I know it Karl (Fitzpatrick, Warrington chief executive) was on the phone to me and setting up contracts. It happened quicker than what I originally thought it would.”
Inglis has earned 39 caps for Australia and played for Queensland 32 times in State of Origin as well as racking up more than 250 career appearances to date.
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