South West Sydney
Greg Inglis contracted to Rabbitohs official
The NRL informed the Rabbitohs that it had rectified its salary cap to a position where the NRL could register the contract. During this process the Rabbitohs have unfortunately had to grant a release to Beau Champion who has elected to take up an increased and extended contract offer with the Melbourne Storm, making room for Inglis to officially become a Rabbitoh.
Rabbitohs CEO Shane Richardson said this is a positive outcome for the Club and the sport of Rugby League.
“We’re proud to be bringing world class players to our Club,” Mr Richardson said.
“The Rabbitohs is the Club which Greg wants to play for, the Club he believes in, and the Club where he will play his best football.
“I don’t think we’ve seen the best of Greg yet and we, along with our Members and Corporate Partners, are looking forward to the start of the season to see Greg playing his brand of football in South Sydney’s famous red and green jersey.”
Mr Richardson paid tribute to Beau Champion.
“Beau has been a great clubman, both on and off the field, since coming into grade,” Mr Richardson said.
“Unfortunately the NRL’s decision on Greg’s contract meant we couldn’t keep all of our squad together.
“Beau has chosen to accept an increased contract offer, and an extension of his contract from one year with us to three years at the Melbourne Storm.
“We thank Beau for all of his efforts on and off the field for this Club.” Inglis is delighted that his contract has finally been registered with the NRL.
“I’m glad this is all over and now I can concentrate on my football,” Inglis said. “I always wanted to stay in Rugby League and I wanted to play for South Sydney. “I want to pay tribute to Shane Richardson and the Rabbitohs for persevering and believing in me. “Because of that I am still in the code I love and the team where I see my future.”