Rugby league great Greg Inglis is coming out of retirement to join Warrington in the English Super League for the 2021 season.
The 33-year-old fullback retired in April last year after long-running battles with knee and shoulder injuries.
The move comes as a shock, particularly after the South Sydney and Melbourne Storm star had also battled mental health issues.
But Inglis, who played an integral part in the Rabbitohs’ 2014 grand final triumph – their first in 43 years, was upbeat about re-igniting his career.
“I can’t wait to get over there and play for a club that has so much rich heritage,” he said.
“I’ve seen the success the team have had in the Challenge Cup and I want to help the team to deliver more glory.”
Widely regarded as one of the best players of the last two decades, the powerhouse back played 263 NRL games, made 32 State of Origin appearances for Queensland and logged 39 Tests for Australia.
According to reports Inglis had been contemplating a return to the game for several months and will now do so with the Wolves.
He is friends with Warrington head coach Steve Price.