But the Queensland and Australia star, who was officially presented to the media today, admits there is still pressure to perform.
Inglis was nearly lost to the code when the NRL blocked the former Melbourne centre’s original deal in November.
But league bosses gave the deal the green light on Christmas Eve, allowing Inglis to take up a thee-year contract reputed to be worth around $1.8 million.
“Obviously there’s a weight off my shoulders and I’m glad that everything’s resolved,” Inglis said.
“I’ve officially started my career again at South Sydney. I’m looking forward to this year.
“Obviously Souths is a growing club with a lot of young guys and a lot of potential as well.
“They haven’t had success for a number of years but hopefully we can go through the whole finals series (in 2011).
Inglis admitted that pressure to perform will be a challenge, but has hopes of helping the Rabbitohs reach their first NRL finals since 2007.
“Obviously (there’s) the pressure, the demands of people looking at me,” added Inglis.
“Hopefully I can deliver.
“They missed out on (the finals last year), but in saying that I think it will be a great opportunity for me as well, and for the club to keep moving forward.
“They are a growing club and they will continue to grow even bigger and stronger.”