NRL Superstar Greg Inglis Announces His Retirement
"There are no regrets."
South Sydney skipper Greg Inglis has called an immediate end to his 15-year NRL career, almost two years before his planned retirement date.
Inglis has been battling a serious shoulder problem and hasn't played since round two against St George Illawarra but said the injury hadn't contributed to his decision. During a press conference he said:
"There has been a lot of speculation but as of today it’s official. There are no regrets.
"My teammates are here. They didn’t have to come today but that shows the care of the club.
"This club has given me everything, every opportunity. And my former club Melbourne Storm gave me my opportunity."
He added that the decision was his alone and that he will be staying with the club in a coaching role:
"There's no retirement through mental illness or injuries or that. I just think it's time and the right decision for myself. I've been contemplating it for a while now. I've come to terms with it."
"That’s me calling time on my career. No one else has called it.
"I’m happy with my decision. I get to work with the club and stay around Redfern and work with the boys and the community.
"My journey's only just starting now."
Inglis' career began when he was just 18 years old with the Melbourne Storm, he has since played for the Rabbitohs and for Queensland in the State Of Origin. He also represented Australia many times, playing for the Kangaroos.
Inglis revealed he told his teammates on Saturday following their win over the Warriors.
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