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Greg Inglis, who won 39 caps for Australia and won the NRL Grand Final with South Sydney and Melbourne in his career, arrived in the UK before coming out of retirement to play for Warrington Wolves in the 2021 season of the Super League. On Wednesday, he spoke with Sky Sports Rugby League.

Last updated: 01/14/21 13:37 pm

Warrington Wolves signing Greg Inglis discusses mental health and future ambitions with Sky Sports

Warrington Wolves signing Greg Inglis discusses mental health and future ambitions with Sky Sports

New addition from Warrington Wolves Greg Inglis talks exclusively to Jenna Brooks of Sky Sports Rugby League about her successful career in Australia, her sanity and her future ambitions …

Many see it as an immortal future. Like one of the best players of all time. He is the royalty of the Rugby League.

Greg Inglis has won World Cups, State of Origins and Grand Finals. In 2021, his goal is to add a Super League title to his impressive resume.

Inglis shocked the world in April 2019 when he announced his retirement, admitting he had fallen in love with the game.

Over time, Inglis has openly spoken about his battle with mental health and admitted to having Sky Sports that if he had asked for help earlier, he would still be playing in the NRL.

“When I announced my retirement it was one of the biggest challenges I encountered, and then during that year I ended up going back to rehab and dealing with this situation,” said Inglis. Sky Sports.

Despite a career laden with trophies, there was a shock in 2019 when Inglis announced his retirement at the age of 32.

Despite a career laden with trophies, there was a shock in 2019 when Inglis announced his retirement at the age of 32.

“I wasn’t willing to talk openly about anything. I would walk to practice or be with the boys and put on a mask and say ‘look you’re okay.’”

“If I had been more open and honest about my struggles at the time, then I would probably still be playing in the NRL.

“But it wasn’t, and I kept the shield, kept the wall up and just didn’t talk about it.”

Inglis, who turns 34 on Friday, won the NRL titles in 2007, 2009 and 2014

Inglis, who turns 34 on Friday, won the NRL titles in 2007, 2009 and 2014

Almost two years later, the former South Sydney and Melbourne Storm star will put on his boots and return to the fight for one final hurray while playing for Warrington.

“I think the biggest challenge for me will actually be between my ears, the voices in your head whether or not you can keep doing it,” said Inglis.

“When I was playing, before the start of each season, I always got nervous even in the test matches. Just voices, asking me questions, having a little doubt about ‘have I done enough to be here?’

“I think it’s more between the ears that can beat you.”

Inglis came out of retirement to play for Warrington in the 2021 Super League season (Credit: Warrington Wolves)

Inglis came out of retirement to play for Warrington in the 2021 Super League season (Credit: Warrington Wolves)

Inglis, who arrived in the UK last week, has already met and trained alongside his new teammates and admitted there was another small challenge he faced. The accent.

“Some I can understand, some I can’t. I spent nine years with Sam Burgess and the twins, George and Tom.

“I couldn’t really understand them, it took me a few years to figure them out,” Inglis joked. “But I can’t wait to see the season ahead.

“Once I find my feet I just want to give my best and really add value to the team and do whatever I need to do to help the boys.”

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Inglis was officially unveiled as a Warrington Wolves player on Wednesday where he spoke to Jenna Brooks

Inglis was officially unveiled as a Warrington Wolves player on Wednesday where he spoke to Jenna Brooks

Inglis, who turns 34 on Friday, has played at the back, center, half and on the wing. So where does he see himself playing in the Super League?

“I still don’t know yet, I don’t think Pricey (Steve Price) has made up his mind yet.

“We have two really good full-backs there; the center will probably last me all season.”

Everywhere he plays, the 2009 Golden Boot winner has made a promise. He would no longer wear the Queensland or Australia jersey.

In 2001, Alfie Langer was playing for Warrington when Queensland coach Wayne Bennett asked him to come home and play for the Maroons, a call he answered and helped guide the team to a series victory. . Inglis says he won’t do the same.

“I can’t make an Alfie. Alfie Langer is one of a kind. He can pull this stuff off.

Inglis has confirmed he will not make 'an Alfie Langer' and play for Queensland again

Inglis has confirmed he will not make ‘an Alfie Langer’ and play for Queensland again

“I left the Origin Arena and the Representative Arena on a high note and I don’t want to go back and possibly tarnish the legacy I left behind.

“That representative side is gone; I’m just focusing on my body.”

If the Australian legend succeeds in achieving this goal, Rugby League fans around the world could be in for a treat.

Inglis played for Australia by winning the 2013 Rugby Union World Cup

Inglis played for Australia by winning the 2013 Rugby Union World Cup

When I asked if his iconic Goanna Try celebration was also coming out of retirement, he responded with a laugh:

“Yeah, but looking at this weather, it’s probably going to turn into a slug.

“I think it’s part of me and I can see the joy it brings to the kids and the fans.

“If I can give something back and people enjoy Rugby League again. If it’s a small thing, then I’m happy.”





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