The South Sydney Rabbitohs congratulate club captain Greg Inglis on his appointment as the captain of the Queensland State of Origin team.
Inglis, who has captained the Rabbitohs for the past four seasons, has been captain of the Indigenous All Stars and Australian Prime Minister's XIII representative sides, and will now captain his state in the 2018 State of Origin series.
Inglis will be the first state captain from South Sydney since Bob McCarthy captained the New South Wales side in 1971, and will be the first South Sydney player to captain Queensland, as well as the first to captain a State of Origin team.
Rabbitohs General Manager of Football, Shane Richardson, was delighted to hear the news.
"We could not be any more proud of Greg. This is a great honour for him and his family and we're all very happy for them," Mr Richardson said.
"Greg is a natural leader of men due to his actions on the field, but the progression he has made as a leader off the field has been inspiring for everyone at our Club.
"He writes another chapter in a career full of highlights with this captaincy appointment and everyone at the Rabbitohs, including our Members, supporters and sponsors, are looking forward to seeing Greg lead his state in the upcoming State of Origin series."
Rabbitohs Head Coach Anthony Seibold is very happy for his captain.
"This is fantastic recognition for Greg and it's well deserved recognition as well," Coach Seibold said.
"He's doing a great job leading the team at the Rabbitohs and I have no doubt he will lead the Queenslanders just as well during the upcoming series. As a Queenslander, and as his coach at club level, it makes me proud to see him get this opportunity and he certainly won't let anyone down."