Former Rabbitohs NRL star Greg Inglis comes out of retirement

Inglis comes out of retirement with Warrington (0:44)

Former Storm and Rabbitohs star Greg Inglis will come out of retirement with the Warrington Wolves for the 2021 season. (0:44)

Australia, Queensland and South Sydney superstar Greg Inglis, has announced he is coming out of retirement, signing a one-year deal with Warrington Wolves in the English Super League.

Inglis who notched up 263 NRL games with Melbourne Storm and the Rabbitohs, retired in April 2019 after losing his passion for the game following shoulder and knee injuries. He hopes to fly to England at the end of this year once COVID-19 restrictions are eased and play his first game in two years at the beginning of 2021.

"I'm delighted to announce I'll be joining the Warrington Wolves in season 2021. I cannot wait to get over there and meet all you passionate Warrington fans," Inglis said in a club statement.

"I can't wait to get over there and play for a club that has so much rich heritage. I've seen the success the team have had in the Challenge Cup and I want to help the team to deliver more glory.

"I've played over in England many times in representative footy and love how passionate and vocal the supporters are.

"To get the opportunity to live in the UK, to play for such a powerhouse club that I believe is on the rise is something I'm looking forward to and hopefully I can add value to the team."

It is a massive signing for Warrington where Inglis will join former St George Illawarra captain Gareth Widdop. They'll be up against other marquee signings Sonny Bill Williams at Toronto Wolfpack and Israel Folau at Catalans Dragons.

Warrington CEO Karl Fitzpatrick said the signing was "a gift to every one of our fantastic members and partners who are currently experiencing difficult times".

"We wanted to give everyone something to look forward to and to say thank you for their extraordinary loyalty. With this in mind we were extra motivated to get this deal completed.

"Greg is considered to be one of the greatest rugby league players of the modern era. To see him pull on the primrose and blue will be a historical moment in Warrington Wolves and Super League's timeline."