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Greg Inglis arrested hours after being named Kangaroos captain

UPDATE

Greg Inglis has been suspended for two games.

He’ll miss the Kangaroos’ matches against New Zealand and Tonga.

Australian coach Mal Meninga and NRL boss Todd Greenberg agreed on the sanction after Inglis was charged with drink driving and speeding yesterday.

Greg Inglis has been charged with speeding and drink driving, just hours after being appointed as the new Australian Rugby League captain.

Police say the Rabbitohs superstar was behind the wheel of a black Mercedes detected speeding at Lithgow at about 2.15pm on Monday.

The 31-year-old allegedly returned a positive breath test, was arrested and taken to the local police station for further testing.

Inglis allegedly returned a reading of .085 and has been charged with mid-range drink driving and speeding.

His license has been suspended and he’ll face court next month.

Inglis was on his way home from Dubbo after taking part in the Koori Knockout, an indigenous football competition.

Just two hours before his arrest, Inglis was appointed as the new Kangaroos captain.

That appointment, and his position in the team, is now in doubt.

Inglis fronted the media on Tuesday afternoon, apologising and saying his actions were “unacceptable” and “disappointing”.

“I’m sincerely apologetic and hopefully this can get sorted and we can move on from this,” he said.

“For my status in the game, where I am as a player and as a person in this community, it’s not good enough.

“It’s a lesson that everyone should learn and take away from this is if you feel like you’re not right to drive… always have a Plan B.”

Inglis said he believes he still deserves the Kangaroos captaincy but acknowledged that matter isn’t in his control.

Coach Mal Meninga took a hardline stance with Canberra forward Josh Papalii last year, dumping him from the squad for drink driving.

Macquarie National News
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