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Warrington Wolves have announced that Greg Inglis has been released from his playing contract with immediate effect.
The Australian superstar, 34, has played just three times for the club since a high profile emergence out of retirement for this season. The Wolves have reported that the hamstring injury Inglis sustained in the round seven clash with Huddersfield Giants has proven worse than initially thought, and has ruled him out for a prolonged period.
The club added: “Following amicable discussions all parties have therefore come to the mutual agreement to terminate Greg’s playing contract. The Australian remains fully committed to staying with the club in a voluntary mentoring role for the remainder of the campaign – assisting with the club’s performance and Academy set ups in helping our young and exciting talent to emerge.
Inglis was a high-profile capture for the Wolves when he came out of retirement
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“Greg’s influence on the playing group and staff has been outstanding since moving to the UK in January and he has everyone at the club’s full support in the next phase of his career.”
Inglis himself said: “It’s unfortunate that it’s come to this but the injury is worse than we originally thought. Not too many people get the opportunity and the experience to come over here to the UK and play in Super League, especially at my age, and I want to thank Warrington for the opportunity.
“I’ve got nothing but high praise for the club. They’ve been nothing but good to me and my partner and made us feel welcome from minute one. It’s not just the team it’s the organisation as well that’s done a lot for us.
Inglis en route to scoring against Hull Kingston Rovers
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“I’ll remain here at Warrington as a volunteer in a mentor role helping the young lads coming through as well as being around the club itself and the team to assist in any way I can. I said from the start that I wanted to add value to this club and that’s what I’m still firmly focused on now.”
Warrington chief executive Karl Fitzpatrick added: “Although we would have liked to have seen Greg in action more, he has brought tremendous value to our organisation with his leadership qualities and in driving club standards.
“It’s testament to his character that he wishes to remain in Warrington until the end of the season to continue to support the playing group and to mentor a number of our young players.”