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Australian great Greg Inglis will join Warrington in 2021

Australian great Greg Inglis will join Warrington in 2021

Former NRL superstar Greg Inglis will make a shock return to rugby league when he signs a one-year contract with English Super League club Warrington.

"I just think it's time and I think it's the right decision for myself".

"I've seen the success the team have had in the Challenge Cup and I want to help the team to deliver more glory", Inglis said.

"I've played over in England many times in representative footy and love how passionate and vocal the supporters are", the versatile back said in a statement.

"We have a wonderful relationship with Warrington so we know he is heading to a strong and well-run organisation under the guidance of co-owner Simon Moran, chief executive Karl Fitzpatrick and head coach Steve Price".

"Of course it can happen", he told Fox Sports on Wednesday.

The player's welfare came into question and many seemed anxious around the rugby league world.

"It's absolutely going to hark back to the signing of Andrew Johns and the buzz that brought - not just to the Warrington club, but the whole competition".

Inglis won two World Cups with Australia and was part of the Queensland team that dominated State of Origin for a decade before hanging up his boots at the South Sydney Rabbitohs a year ago.

Andrew Johns created a stir in Super League when he joined Warrington 15 years ago
Andrew Johns created a stir in Super League when he joined Warrington 15 years ago

"I'm looking forward to working with him on a professional and personal level, and I'm excited to welcome him into our group".

With coronavirus pushing this year's Origin back to November, Inglis won't be available for Origin until 2021 - exactly 20 years after Allan Langer returned from Warrington, aged nearly 36, to inspire the Maroons to a dramatic, series-deciding 40-14 triumph over NSW in Brisbane.

And Walters won't rule out a similar fairytale return to the Origin cauldron.

Inglis with his partner Alyse. The door is always open for great Queensland players. That's been our way, ' Walters said.

Former Rabbitohs premiership-winning teammate Sam Burgess believes if any player can match Langer's extraordinary Origin comeback, it's Inglis.

"This is one of the best players ever to have played the game, voted one of the top two centres in the Australian competition in the past 30 years, and this is a name to put up in the highest of highlights for the competition".

"You have to look at it from a number of different factors", Carney stated.

"When he became Queensland captain, that game in Melbourne (in 2018), he did everything possible to get Queensland over the line", said the Maroons mentor.

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