Just hours after being confirmed as the new Kangaroos captain on Monday, October 1, NRL superstar Greg Inglis was charged with drink driving and speeding offences.
The South Sydney Rabbitohs player was coming home from the NSW Aboriginal Rugby League Knockout tournament when he was pulled over by police officers carrying out speed enforcement operations.
Subsequently, the new Australia captain was suspended for two games, meaning he will miss the Tests against New Zealand and Tonga.
‘I am very sorry about what happened. It is out of my hands now but I would really love to still be Australia captain,’ Inglis said.
New Kangaroos captain Greg Inglis was arrested for drink driving on Monday, October 1 2018
‘I have been playing for 13 years and I have never had a criminal charge laid against me. I just hope the National Rugby League can work through this and I will obviously work with Souths as well, and we will go from there.
‘I know I did the wrong thing and, while I am disappointed at missing the tour, I accept the penalty.’
Here is all you need to know about Greg Inglis including who he is and what is his net worth.
What is Greg Inglis’s net worth?
Greg Inglis’s net worth is estimated to be AU$4 million ($2.87m) according to Aussie Celebs.
Inglis reportedly earns AU$850,000 ($610,000) per season with the South Sydney Rabbitohs.
The player’s star-talent was spotted early by his debut team, Melbourne Storm, in 2006, which rewarded the then teenager with a AU$1 million contract that lasted until 2009.
Since then the likes of Brisbane Broncos and French club Toulouse both offered Inglis contracts reportedly worth over $1 million.
However, each time Inglis opted to sign a contract with the Rabbitohs. In 2016 he signed a new contract that would keep him in Redfern until 2020.
Who is Greg Inglis?
Greg Inglis was born on January 15, 1987 in Kempsey, New South Wales into a family of Indigenous heritage. He started playing rugby at a young age and made his NRL debut in 2005 for the Melbourne Storms.
He started out his NRL career in the fullback position with the Storms due to team suspensions and departures.
In 2006, the rugby player made his State of Origin debut controversially for Queensland, despite being born and raised in New South Wales and making his senior game debut for Hunter Sports High School in NSW.
Inglis himself explained why he chose the Maroons over the Blues, telling Queenslanders Only: ‘The reason why I chose Queensland — I had a choice — back then it was a choice I said to myself “I’ve been living up here for two years and this is where I want to stay”. I wanted to stay up and I actually wanted to play for the Broncos.’
Over the next 12 years, Inglis became one of the NRL’s biggest stars, racking up 250 appearances for Melbourne Storm and the Rabbitohs.
In the 2018 season, Inglis shook off concerns about his performances by scoring 10 tries in 19 appearances, racking up eight assists and making 175 tackles.
With the Rabbitohs, Inglis won the Premiership twice, in 2013 and 2018, and won the Minor Premiers three years in a row between 2013-15, as well as in 2018.
Following his controversial Queensland selection over a decade ago, Inglis became the Maroons’ 13th captain and the most prolific player in State of Origin history with 18 tries in 32 appearances.
Greg Inglis’s wife
Inglis’s wife is Sally Robinson and the pair have been married since 2010. That year, Inglis was charged with assaulting his wife and recklessly causing injury, but the latter charge was dropped and the former led to Inglis attending a diversion programme.