The South Sydney Rabbitohs have today appointed fullback Greg Inglis as captain for the 2015 National Rugby League season.
The 28-year-old Bowraville Tigers junior spent time as skipper during the 2014 season ans takes over from John Sutton who will remain in the club’s leadership group.
“Greg is very excited about this opportunity to captain the team in a very important season for us where we are the defending premiers,” Coach Maguire told the club’s website.
“He enjoyed the extra responsibilities last year when John was out injured and he will now get the chance to fill that role for the entire season.
“Greg may be the captain, but as a group we are one, and we are all working towards the one goal at the end of the season.
“John is comfortable with the Club’s decision and supports the change, and he knows his role within the team won’t change much either in terms of what is expected of him as a senior player and a leader amongst the squad.
“He’s played more first grade games for this Club than anyone in history and he is still learning in his transition to the forward pack.
“We have a great segment of leaders within the group and we’re all working together to ensure we push towards our goals this season.”
Inglis, recently named in the Indigenous All Stars squad to take on the NRL All Stars on February 13, was thrilled with the appointment.
“2015 is a very special year for us as a Club and to be named as captain is an honour and a privilege,” Inglis told the club’s website.
“We have a big job ahead of us as a squad and the senior players have a responsibility to make sure we get the best out of ourselves as a team each week.
“Like I said last year, my role within the team won’t change that much as captain, but it’s an honour to be captain of this Club, it’s a privilege to lead the team out in front of the Rabbitohs Members, and it’s a responsibility I don’t take lightly.
“I can’t wait for the footy to start and to pull on the red and green jersey again in 2015.”
Inglis joined the club in 2011 after six seasons with the Melbourne Storm. He has played 84 games for the club as well as 34 games for Queensland and 24 Tests for Australia.