South Sydney skipper Greg Inglis will retire from the NRL at the end of the 2020 season, while the upcoming campaign will his last in representative football.
"I feel like I have given everything I have to the game and it's given me everything that I have in my life," Inglis said on South Sydney's website.
Time’s up: Greg Inglis will retire from rep football at the end of this season and from the game after 2020.Credit:AAP
"I've been fortunate to play with two fantastic clubs in the South Sydney Rabbitohs and the Melbourne Storm.
"If it wasn't for the Storm I would not have had the chance to fulfil my life's dream.
"At the Rabbitohs, and as I've grown older, I've become a leader, a captain and a mentor to the current and next generation of young Rabbitohs to wear this proud Red and Green jersey.
"I've been fortunate enough to represent my country, my state, and my people and those are memories that I will cherish forever."
Inglis, who was recently stripped of the Australian captaincy before he had an opportunity to lead his country due to a drink-driving charge, has been a fixture for Queensland and the Kangaroos for more than a decade.
"It will also be my final year of rep footy in 2019, if I'm fortunate enough to be selected, and I will give everything I have to the Australian and Queensland jerseys as I have throughout my career," Inglis continued.
"It's time for myself to look forward and move onto my next chapter in life."
Rabbitohs General Manager of Football, Shane Richardson, paid tribute to Inglis.
"Greg has been an iconic leader at the South Sydney Rabbitohs and in the Indigenous world," he said.
"He will leave the game at the end of 2020 with a status that puts him up there with the great Arthur Beetson and Johnathan Thurston.
"We look forward to the next two years with Greg as our captain and then being involved with his future post-football."
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