Rabbitohs fullback and Queensland and Australian representative player Greg Inglis has been named captain of the club for 2015.
Inglis, who filled in as captain during the Rabbitohs’ 2014 premiership-winning season, has taken up the reins from team-mate John Sutton who remains as a senior member and leader amongst the group.
Rabbitohs coach Michael Maguire says the appointment of Inglis as captain will help refresh the squad ahead of a big season.
“Greg is very excited about this opportunity to captain the team in a very important season for us where we are the defending premiers,” Maguire said.
“He enjoyed the extra responsibilities last year when John was out injured and he will now get the chance to fill that role for the entire season.
“Greg may be the captain, but as a group we are one, and we are all working towards the one goal at the end of the season.
“John is comfortable with the club’s decision and supports the change, and he knows his role within the team won’t change much either in terms of what is expected of him as a senior player and a leader amongst the squad.
“He’s played more first grade games for this club than anyone in history and he is still learning in his transition to the forward pack.
“We have a great segment of leaders within the group and we’re all working together to ensure we push towards our goals this season.”
Inglis says he’s looking forward to season 2015 as captain.
“2015 is a very special year for us as a club and to be named as captain is an honour and a privilege,” Inglis said.
“We have a big job ahead of us as a squad and the senior players have a responsibility to make sure we get the best out of ourselves as a team each week.
“Like I said last year, my role within the team won’t change that much as captain, but it’s an honour to be captain of this club, it’s a privilege to lead the team out in front of the Rabbitohs Members, and it’s a responsibility I don’t take lightly.
“I can’t wait for the footy to start and to pull on the red and green jersey again in 2015.”
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