26 Aug 2009

Inglis may return to NRL this weekend

8:18 am on 26 August 2009

Greg Inglis' appearance in a Melbourne court today will determine whether he joins fellow controversial poster boy Brett Stewart in making his National Rugby League return this weekend.

The Test star is due to appear in Sunshine Magistrates Court today for the continuation of his assault case after he was charged with an alleged attack on partner Sally Robinson.

Inglis was nowhere to be seen when Storm coach Craig Bellamy read out his side to face the Sydney Roosters, but he still remains a chance of playing in the side's last game at Olympic Park.

Robinson has reportedly provided police with new information, though a Storm official said Inglis' possible return would not necessarily depend on his case being thrown out.

It is believed the Storm board will meet to review the situation after the club stood Inglis down from all duties when charges were laid on August 10.

Stewart, who along with Inglis starred in the NRL's advertising campaign at the start of the year, was named to make his comeback from a knee injury against Cronulla on Sunday.

The return of the potent attacking duo will no doubt boost the premiership hopes of last year's grand final combatants, particularly the Storm who have dropped both games Inglis has missed.

Similarly, the Sea Eagles lost all four games which Stewart missed at the beginning of the season.