South Sydney secured one of the biggest signings in their 102-year history on Friday, after NRL superstar Greg Inglis officially agreed to a three-year contract.
23-year-old Test and Queensland star ended a week of intense
speculation by agreeing to join the Rabbitohs, who will be hoping he can
help end their wretched record of reaching the finals just once in 20
years and not winning a premiership since 1971.
“I’m really happy to be joining the South Sydney Rabbitohs,” Inglis said in a statement.
past few months have been like a rollercoaster ride but now I can look
forward to getting back into training and preparing for the new season.
“This is an exciting time and I’m looking forward to pulling on the red and green jersey for the first time next year.”
signing is a huge coup for Souths, who managed to entice the former
Melbourne Storm centre away from Brisbane, with the Broncos announcing
in August that Inglis would play for them in 2011.
However, a dispute over legal fees between Inglis and the Storm meant the Kangaroos star had not officially signed a contract, allowing Souths to woo him south of the Tweed.
is one of the game’s best players and to have him coming to our club is
something that our members and corporate partners should be very
excited about,” Souths chief executive Shane Richardson said.
looking forward to having Greg as part of our club for the next three
seasons and we welcome him to the Rabbitohs family.”
Inglis will train with his new teammates for the first time on Monday.