Inglis: Souths success greater than State of Origin

Australia and Queensland star Greg Inglis has sensationally said that winning a Premiership title with club side South Sydney would rank higher than any other of his vast list of impressive achievements.

The 27-year-old, widely regarded to be among the finest Rugby League players of all-time, has won eight State of Origin series with the Maroons and was part of last year’s World Cup winning Kangaroos side. However, a legitimate NRL Premiership (Melbourne Storm and Inglis were stripped of two for breaking the salary cap) has evaded him.

“Premierships are always the ultimate goal,” Inglis said.

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“Origin and representative jerseys just go back on your club performance and the way you play at club.

“Even though we didn’t get the Origin series, everyone’s always thinking about winning the ultimate prize and that’s a premiership.

“I think anyone would [take a grand final over winning multiple Origin series]. Individually, because you’re with your mates for 10 months of the year, it all pays off. In Origin you’re with them for only 30 days of the year.

“Leaving Melbourne and coming to this club, I can really see the family history behind it. Words can’t describe how much it actually means to me. I’m not one to really speak about my emotions, but maybe one day I’ll sit you down and tell you about it when I retire.”

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