GREG Inglis will be the centre of attention at Warrington as boss Steve Price revealed his plans for the rugby league legend.
But the off-field reality is far different from the on-field superstar – he is just one of the lads.
And his impact can be felt for years to come as he can pass on the benefit of his experience to the likes of Toby King.
Australia legend Inglis has arrived in the UK after his shock signature. He has not played since April 2019.
It came about after conversations with Wolves star and pal from South Sydney Rabbitohs Jason Clark.
And even though he insisted he does not know, the 33-year-old will line up in the position from which he destroyed England many times.
Price said: “Greg will be seen as a centre. We’ve some good players fighting for that position but we see him as a centre.
“And I’d like to think he can pass on his knowledge, not only to Toby but all our team. I’m sure as coaches we can gain some good intel from what he’s done too.
“He’s just a very humble guy and is very sincere. It’s a good fit.
“Chief exec Karl Fitzpatrick and owner Simon Moran were in regular communication with Jason and it snowballed from there.
“We’re always attracted to quality players and we’d like to always think we’re going to be in the running for them. We put a good case forward to him.
“There’s no nerves from me about coaching him. I’m just grateful for the opportunity to bring Greg to our club. He’s been an outstanding player for a long time and achieved nearly everything in the game.
“But he came over for a reason and with a purpose, to achieve goals on the other side of the world.
“And it certainly won’t be a case of, ‘Give it to Greg.’ We’re a team here, it’s not about individuals.”
Inglis is not the only NRL superstar Warrington will field in 2021.
England star Gareth Widdop has stayed at the Wolves despite rumours he will move back after returning to Australia, where his wife and children live.
And as far as Price is concerned, there was never any chance of constant rumours having any truth in them – and he is in the mood to perform.
He added: “Gareth is flying. He’s very happy. All the talk was garbage and I’m disappointed at how it was played out.
“Now he’s got that sparkle in his eye. I’ve been very impressed with him.”
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