Greg Inglis has apologised for letting down those who view him as a role model after being charged with drink driving on Monday.
Inglis was pulled over for speeding at 2.15pm on Monday and returned a blood alcohol reading of 0.085 after drinking the night before while attending the Koori Knockout in Dubbo.
The South Sydney superstar had hours earlier been named Kangaroos captain for the October 13 Test against New Zealand at Mt Smart Stadium and insists he has the support of the playing group to continue in the role.
A decision on whether he retains the captaincy will be made after the NRL integrity unit completes an investigation and Inglis has been in discussions with Australian coach Mal Meninga and his Queensland counterpart Kevin Walters about his representative standing.
"With the Australian captaincy, it is out of my hands now but it is something I would really love to still be the Australian captain," Inglis told a media conference at Redfern Oval on Tuesday.
"That is entirely up to Mal and the selectors, and obviously Todd [Greenberg] and the NRL. I spoke to Mal this morning, I have continued talks with Mal and I have continued talks with Kevvie, as well, and the QRL. In the background, I have been speaking to a lot of people.
"I have been playing for 13 years and I have never had a criminal charge laid against me or anything like that. I just hope the NRL can work through this and I will obviously work with Souths as well, and we will go from there.
"We just have to go through the process and I am here today to say that I am very sorry and very sincere about what happened."
Inglis admitted that the Kangaroos had high standards of behaviour, but the 31-year-old believed he still deserved the honour of captaining his country for the first time.
"Me personally I feel like I do, but it is entirely up to them," he said. "It is out of my control now, but I know I have the full support of the playing group and everyone else
"Obviously, there are standards there. I was in those meetings when we addressed those standards in a group and like I said it is disappointing from my end."