Greg Inglis to retire after 2020 season

Another of the household names in rugby league is due to retire as Greg Inglis sets his retirement date for the end of the 2020 season.

Following on from Johnathan Thurston who retired last year, Inglis has announced that 2019 will be his final year playing representative rugby and 2020 will be his final season. He has already been selected for both the Queensland and the Australian national side for this year and has therefore vowed to “give everything” for the shirts, as he has throughout his career.

During his announcement video, Inglis said: “I grew up loving the sport of Rugby League, there is no other sport for me, and I’ve been lucky enough to live out my dream.

“I’ve been fortunate enough to represent my country, my state, and my people and those are memories that I will cherish forever.”

The 32-year-old was named as the Kangaroos captain last year, but was then stripped of the title before ever leading out his side due to being caught drink driving.

This season will be his fourteenth, having started his career in 2005 with Melbourne Storm where he spent a total of five years. The versatile back then made the switch to South Sydney in 2011, where he will see out the remainder of his contract.

He has so far made 145 appearances for the Rabbitohs, scoring 72 tries and winning one NRL Grand Final with them in 2014. However, the Aussie is still hoping to be involved with South Sydney after his retirement.

Regarding his career after rugby, he said: “We have a job to do over the next two years on the field at Souths and following that I still want to be involved with the South Sydney Rabbitohs, whether it’s in a coaching or football role under Shane Richardson or working with the community and Souths Cares under general manager Alisha Parker-Elrez.

“Finally, once again, thank you to everyone that has made it possible for me to live my dream and I can assure you that over the next two seasons I will be giving 100% to achieving the success we want at South Sydney.”