Former NRL star Greg Inglis will make his debut in the UK Super League this weekend
Former NRL superstar Greg Inglis will play his first game in two years on Saturday after being picked to make his eagerly-awaited Super League debut for Warrington.
Warrington‘s Australian coach Steve Price confirmed that Inglis, an NRL premiership winner and Kangaroos and State of Origin star will be in the Wolves’ 17-player team for the match against Hull KR.
Inglis retired from the NRL after his stellar career in 2019 before shocking the rugby league world by signing a one-year deal with the Wolves.
He sat out all five league and cup games so far this season, but will finally end his long absence from the game.
“Greg will be in the 17 this weekend,“ Price said at his weekly press conference.
“You‘ll have to find out on game day whether it’s off the bench or starting.
“It‘s exciting for the club and it’s exciting for Greg. He can’t wait for the game. There is no expectation from our point of view, we just want to see Greg enjoying his rugby again.
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Price said Inglis would be managed to get the most out of him this season.
“He‘s on schedule. He hasn’t played for two seasons and he’s got to get his body right,” he said.
“I‘ve said all along we’ve got a responsibility to make sure we get him right so he can stay out on the field hopefully for the duration of the season.
“He‘s in good shape, mentally he’s good, him and his girlfriend are very happy, and that’s the main thing from our perspective.
“We‘ve had to hold him back a little bit but the time has come.”
Price is confident that Inglis will be able to play the full game if he is put straight into the starting line-up.
“He‘s worked hard and, if we felt that he couldn’t play 80 minutes, then we wouldn’t put him out there this weekend,” he said. ”He’s ready to go.”
There will be no fans on hand to see Inglis’ return, with the game being played behind closed doors and streamed only to members.
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