In a career that has seen Rabbitohs fullback, Greg Inglis, so far play for his country, his state, and his people, while also winning Premierships and individual accolades, being elevated to the rank of South Sydney skipper is in his own words, “an honour and a privilege.”
The veteran of 201 first grade games (84 of which have been for the Rabbitohs) will this year have the ‘c’ permanently next to his name after getting a taste of the captaincy in 2014.
“It’s a massive honour,” admitted Inglis.
“When I stood in for ‘Sutto’ (John Sutton) last year, I said then that this is a massive honour and a privilege.
“The people before me who have had this honour are an incredible bunch of athletes that have been through this Club.”
Those ‘people’ include names such as John Sattler, Jack Rayner and the great Clive Churchill – all of whom not only etched themselves into Rabbitohs folklore for their on-field efforts, but also for their leadership.
But when it comes to his own captaincy, Inglis is determined to provide his own leadership stamp.
“I probably won’t model anything around different people who have had the captaincy,” said Inglis.
“I’ve been led by great leaders, one in John Sutton, Darren Lockyer, Cameron Smith – they were really great leaders. But no I’m not going to mould myself around into their leadership.
“I’m just going to bring my own quality and like I said, I’ve got great leaders around me at this Club as well
Inglis will be looking to have a big 2015 after a benchmark 2014 season. The fullback ran for an impressive 3995 metres out of 343 runs (second only in the team to Sam Burgess). He also broke a staggering 104 tackles (most in the team, and breaking the line 18 times.
The Queenslander scored 13 tries for a total of 52 points, assisted in 16 tries and made five try-saving tackles from the back on his way to a Premiership ring with the Rabbitohs.
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