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To Members of our Rabbitohs Family, a very Happy Australia Day to all of you as we celebrate the richness and diversity of our great country today.

Australia Day celebrations kicked off early this morning and they had a distinct Rabbitohs feel about them, with fullback Greg Inglis given the honor of raising the Australian flag at the WugulOra ceremony atop the Harbour Bridge, kicking off festivities across the state.

In a symbolic moment, Inglis – a proud Indigenous Australian – raised the Australian flag, while surfer Layne Beachley did the honours for the Indigenous flag. The moment marks just the second time in the history of the celebration that both flags have flown on Australia Day.

Inglis admitted to being overwhelmed when told of his selection for the rare honour.

“It’s a huge honour – when I first got asked, I had to take a moment to take it in,” admitted Inglis.

“Australia’s not all about black or white, it’s multicultural and we just want to bring everyone together.

“We’re never going to forget what happened in the past, but it’s all about remembrance and also forgiveness. We’ve just got to move on and make this country a better place and a better country to live in.”

No matter what your cultural background, a very Happy Australia Day to all the Rabbitohs Family!

To watch the full interview with Greg speaking about Australia Day as well as his recent return to training, please press play on the video player.

Please be advised that the Rabbitohs Merchandise Store in Redfern will be closed on public holiday Monday.

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South Sydney Rabbitohs respect and honour the Traditional Custodians of the land and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on the lands we meet, gather and play on.

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