With the South Sydney Rabbitohs season coming to an end, we take a look at the individual performances of Michael Maguire’s players in our 2016 Player Reviews. Today we look at skipper, Greg Inglis.
After taking the reins of the Rabbitohs side in 2015, Inglis was prominent for the Red and Greens in 2016, playing in 20 games in addition to his representative duties for Queensland and Australia.
Despite cementing his spot at fullback in recent times, the Bowraville Tigers junior found himself playing centre and five-eighth at various stages during the year as Michael Maguire looked to provide his side with greater potency in attack.
Inglis proved to be one of the Rabbitohs most dynamic offensive weapons, running for 2745 metres with ball in hand, breaking the line on 11 occasions, crossing for 5 tries whilst also providing 7 try assists and 10 line-break assists.
Once again gaining selection in the Queensland and Australian sides, Inglis notched up his 30th and 36th appearances respectively for the Kevin Walters and Mal Meninga coached sides.
Featuring in all representative fixtures during the year, Inglis was named the Rugby League Players Association (RLPA) Male Australian Representative Player of the Year and named as captain of the Australian Prime Minister’s XIII side that defeated Papua New Guinea 58-0 in Port Moresby.
Inglis’ strong representative form continued as he was named man-of-the-match in Australia’s emphatic 26-6 victory over New Zealand in Perth after joining the squad late due to the birth of his daughter, Quinn Sybella.
Capping off his personal success in 2016, it was announced that Inglis would remain at the Rabbitohs until 2020, ensuring that the veteran will play at least a further four seasons in the Cardinal and Myrtle.