May 10, 2019
The mystery third guest for this year’s Dinner With The Captains in Kingaroy was officially announced on Friday … and it’s recently retired rugby league superstar Greg Inglis!
GI called time on his NRL career in April after eight years with South Sydney and five years with the Melbourne Storm.
He’s won three premierships during his illustrious 263-NRL game career – two with the Storm and one with the Rabbitohs.
He’s won the Clive Churchill Medal, been named the Dally M five-eighth of the year and fullback of the year, and in 2009 was awarded the prestigious Golden Boot Award as the best rugby league player in the world.
Inglis, 32, has played 32 Origins for Queensland, 39 Tests for Australia and five Indigenous All-Stars games.
He’s suffered knee and shoulder problems in recent years, but when he announced his retirement last month he insisted it wasn’t to do with injuries.
“I just think it’s time and I think it’s the right decision for myself. I’ve come to terms with it,” he told the media at Redfern.
“There has been a lot of speculation but as of today it’s official. There are no regrets.”
Along the way, GI has captained the Rabbitohs, the Maroons, the Indigenous All Stars and the PM’s XIII – which more than qualifies him for a berth on stage at the Dinner With The Captains.
The Dinner With The Captains is a major fundraiser for the South Burnett Relay For Life.
It will be held on July 27 at Kingaroy Town Hall.
Tickets are $95 per person, which includes a three-course dinner. They can be booked by phoning CROW-FM on (07) 4169-0700.
Tickets MUST be pre-booked; there will be none on sale at the door.
Dinner organiser Carl Rackemann told southburnett.com.au he was over the moon that GI was coming to the dinner.
Inglis will be joining two other “captains” on stage: Jessica Watson OAM, who captained her small boat around the world (the youngest person to sail solo and unassisted); and former international cricketer Greg Ritchie, who captained Queensland in the Sheffield Shield.