Inglis is best athlete I’ve seen in rugby league but signing is not without risk

Greg Inglis is an incredible signing for Warrington Wolves and the sport – if they get the best version of him.

When I first heard this week about him coming out of retirement to play in Betfred Super League in 2021 I didn’t believe it.

If you think of the top players coming over here in the summer era, there’s Andrew Johns, albeit on a short-term deal, at Warrington in 2005.

I got to play with Danny Buderus at Leeds, who was an Australia and New South Wales captain.

Greg Inglis at his peak is the best athlete I’ve seen in the game. But it can be a double edged sword with him.

I’ve seen him tear teams apart in internationals and State of Origin – seen by many as the highest level of the sport – he made it look like he was a 13-year-old in an under-nines match.

But there were other times before he retired when he seemed distracted by things in his personal life.

I think we’re going to see the superstar version that will light up Super League.

One thing he has going for him is that at Warrington, he will have a great team manager in Kylie Leuluai, another ex-team-mate of mine.

He will provide the kind of safe, familiar environment that will allow Greg to produce his best form.

The thing that marks him out is his size, strength and athleticism – he’s also aggressive and has the ability to read the game, he ticks so many boxes.

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