Joking that many might think his totem is the Goanna, Greg Inglis explains the design of the Indigenous Jersey and the significance of the process in which the players had an input.
“We’ve got a few Indigenous players here and we all got together and we came up with the concept that we wanted to have our own input into the design this year,” explained Inglis.
“This one here that we are wearing this year is the one that we chose. We feel like it showcases more of our culture and links everyone together.
“Obviously this is my totem here, the Praying Mantis, that’s from up Kempsey way.
“Most people probably look at the Goanna and think it’s mine but it’s obviously not.
“I think it’s just really good that the players got together and it symbolises how proud we are as a Club to represent our different cultures that are around this area.”
Although Inglis will not take the field this weekend, he is excited to see the Indigenous Jersey out there for the second time this season in a game that represents more significance as it leads into NAIDOC Week.
“Wearing it this time is more significant because it kicks off NAIDOC Week and running out with this just celebrates a whole week of Indigenous culture within Australia itself but being around Redfern, being in pretty much the heart of Indigenous culture itself it makes me open my eyes and realise how much pride and joy is around this Club.”
The Rabbitohs will run out in their Indigenous Jersey this weekend in Round 17 against the Penrith Panthers at ANZ Stadium kicking off the start of NAIDOC Week.