A proud Greg Inglis modelled the Club’s unique 2016 Indigenous jersey at Coogee Oval this morning, with the Rabbitohs skipper even going so far as to point out its features and their meaning.
The Dunghutti man will lead out the Rabbitohs for the Club’s own Indigenous Round clash against the St George Illawarra Dragons on Thursday night at ANZ Stadium after downing the Parramatta Eels last Friday in a solid performance.
But Inglis and his men are solely focused on backing up the effort this Thursday night.
“We’re not getting too far ahead of ourselves,” said Inglis.
“We put a good performance in and walked away with the two points – but that means nothing if we don’t back it up this weekend.
“As a group I think we all stood up and played footy. There was a calm sense across the whole team.”
After a number of seasons playing at fullback, Inglis donned the number six jersey and found himself playing at pivot and at centre last week, in a move that brought much spark to the Club’s attacking game.
The move was one that Inglis enjoyed, but is also one that is still evolving according to the skipper, with Luke Keary coming on late in the game to spark the side further, pushing Inglis out to the centres.
For his part though, Inglis is happy to experiment and find the best combination.
“I do like getting into six,” admitted Inglis.
“Obviously Keary coming on and me shifting out into the centres – it has definitely added a new role to the side.
“I think it’s something that we’ve sort of got to work around with moving forward.”
The jersey that will be worn by the Rabbitohs this week is designed by Sydney-based Indigenous designer, Nikita Ridgeway, and tells the stories of six of the Club’s Indigenous players including captain Inglis, Indigenous All Stars representatives Kyle Turner, Alex Johnston, Chris Grevsmuhl and Dane Nielsen, as well as Rabbitohs 2016 debutant Cody Walker.
Two important Australian organisations with a focus on Indigenous people and causes, KARI Aboriginal Resources and Recognise, also feature on the jersey thanks to Rabbitohs co-major partner Crown Resorts.
Stay tuned to Rabbitohs.com.au as we roll out interviews with our Indigenous Rabbitohs players, community leaders and a whole lot more in the coming week!
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