Inglis' comeback cut short by injury

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Greg Inglis' rugby league comeback has been cut short after he was released from his contract with Super League club Warrington due to a serious hamstring injury.

The NRL great joined the Wolves ahead of the 2021 Super League campaign on a 12-month contract after almost two years in retirement.

However, the 34-year-old former Australian and Queensland star broke down in only his third appearance for the club in May.

He was initially ruled out for eight weeks.

But Warrington said the hamstring injury proved to be worse than first thought and they decided to call time on his playing career at the Halliwell Jones Stadium.

The former South Sydney and Melbourne star will remain at the UK club on a voluntary basis as a mentor until the end of the season.

"It's unfortunate that it's come to this but the injury is worse than we originally thought," Inglis said.

"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 - a World Cup winner with Australia in 2013 - missed the first month of the Super League season as he built up his fitness.

He finally made his debut for the club against Hull KR on May 1, marking the occasion with a try in the 50-26 victory.

He made two more appearances against Catalans Dragons and Huddersfield, scoring another try against the Giants before sustaining the injury in the same match.

"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," Warrington CEO Karl Fitzpatrick said.

"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."

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