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The South Sydney Rabbitohs have announced a three-year contract extension for captain Greg Inglis until at least the end of the 2020 season tonight.
Inglis is regarded as one of the game's superstars, is the current captain of the Rabbitohs as well as the Indigenous All Stars and Australian Prime Minister's XIII sides.
Inglis is a veteran of 241 NRL games to date including 124 for the Rabbitohs, 35 Tests for Australia, 30 State of Origin matches for Queensland and four All Stars games for the Indigenous All Stars.
Inglis is a former Golden Boot winner as the best player on the planet, a multiple Dally M award winner, a Clive Churchill Medallist, a multiple winner of the George Piggins Medal, however most importantly, a respected leader amongst the Indigenous community in Australia.
Rabbitohs Head Coach Michael Maguire says that Inglis' long term commitment to the Rabbitohs is a tribute to the man he has become and his standing within the game.
"Greg is not only a phenomenal footballer, as his playing record shows, but he is also becoming one of the great leaders in our game and in society," Maguire said.
"I have known and worked with Greg for a long time and to watch him grow into the leader and the man he has, both on and off the field, is a credit to his dedication to his football, as well as the community and his family.
"He's a young dad who, along with his wife Sally, is bringing up a beautiful little family with an addition coming in the next couple of weeks, and they are also part of the broader Rabbitohs family.
"It's great news for the team, the Club and the whole South Sydney community to know that Greg will be part of us at least until the end of 2020."
Inglis said his decision to extend his time with the Rabbitohs was based on the Club, the team and his family.
"This is a wonderful Club to be part of, a great team to play with, and I'm really happy to know what my family's future holds for the next four years," Inglis said.
"This Club has a history of success and I'm confident that as a group we are going to be able to add to that success in the coming years.
"The Club is also highly connected to its communities and that's something I want to be a part of for a long time to come.
"The Members of the Rabbitohs are second-to-none with their support and it's always a proud moment for me to run out and represent them in the red and green.
"My team mates are special people to play with. I get to stick with John Sutton who I have played alongside since I joined South Sydney; I get to play outside a guy like Adam Reynolds who I think still has his best football ahead of him; I get to play alongside a great leader like Sammy Burgess and the rest of our leadership group; and we have some exciting, young players coming through that I'm confident will establish themselves in the NRL and help guide the team to greater success.
"Off the field my family is very happy here. My wife Sally and I have really found a home here at the Rabbitohs and in Sydney, and we couldn't be any happier here along with my son Nate and the little girl we have on the way.
"I would also like to thank my manager Allan Gainey for his guidance throughout this process and throughout my career. He is always a great support to me and my family.
"I'm really happy to have my future sorted for my family and I, and I'm really proud to call myself a South Sydney player."
Date of Birth
15 January 1987
Place of Birth
Bowraville Tigers, Wests Newcastle
241 (124 for the Rabbitohs; 117 for Storm)
574 (from 138 tries, nine goals and four field goals)
Storm vs Eels, Olympic Park, 16 April 2005 (Rd 6)
Rabbitohs NRL Debut
Rabbitohs vs Roosters, Sydney Football Stadium, 11 March 2011 (Rd 1)
Awards and Honours
Australian Prime Minister's XIII captain (2016)
Indigenous All Stars captain (2016)
RLPA Male Australian Representative Player of the Year (2016)
World Club Challenge Champions captain (2015)
George Piggins Medallist (2013, 2015)
Jack Rayner Players' Player Award (2010, 2015)
Dally M Fullback of the Year (2013)
RLIF Fullback of the Year (2013)
Provan-Summons Medallist (2013)
Golden Boot Winner (2009)
Harry Sunderland Medallist (2009)
Wally Lewis Medallist (2009)
Ron McAuliffe Medallist (2009)
Dally M Representative Player of the Year (2008-09)
RLIF Centre of the Year (2009)
Four Nations Player of the Tournament (2009)
Queensland Sports Awards Sport Star of the Year (2009)
Melbourne Storm Back of the Year (2009)
Dally M Five-eighth of the Year (2008)
Indigenous Team of the Century inductee (2008)
Dally M Peter Frilingos Memorial Award (2008)
Clive Churchill Medallist (2007)
Melbourne Storm Team of the Decade inductee (2007)
RLIF International Newcomer of the Year (2006)