He has had perhaps his best career season to date, and Rabbitohs fans will get a chance to see Greg Inglis potentially do that again in 2013 and beyond – with the QLD and Australian representative signing a new deal that will see him remain at the club until the end of the 2017 season.
For Inglis, he could not see himself moving anywhere else, with the destructive fullback looking forward to wearing the cardinal and myrtle colours of the Rabbitohs for years to come.
â€œI couldnâ€™t be happier to have sorted out my future for the long term, and to be part of the Rabbitohsâ€™ plans for the next five years or more is very special for me,â€ Inglis said.
â€œI came here at the start of 2011 and have really felt at home.
â€œAll of the players, coaches, staff and Members have helped me make the transition to Sydney, as well as the change to my new position at fullback, and hopefully I can repay everyone through my performances on and off the field over the next five years.
â€œSouth Sydney is a very special Club, and I know weâ€™re on the verge of achieving something equally as special here.
â€œIâ€™m glad I can contribute to that and, as I said, I couldnâ€™t be happier knowing Iâ€™ll be in the red and green for a long time to come.â€
Bunnies coach Michael Maguire is just as pleased, saying that the long-term security of Greg’s contract, gives the club a boost as they prepare for the 2013 NRL season.
â€œGreggy is obviously a very talented player and heâ€™s really matured and become a leader at South Sydney,â€ Coach Maguire said.
â€œHeâ€™s capable of some extraordinary things on the field, and he has an extraordinary effect on people off the field too.
â€œHeâ€™s told me that heâ€™s fully committed to the Club, the team and the South Sydney district, and you can see that by the efforts he puts in on and off the field.
â€œHe is a big part of what weâ€™re trying to achieve here, and weâ€™re all very excited to know he will be here until 2017 and hopefully longer.â€