9 Nov 2010

Inglis defends Brisbane walkout

6:40 pm on 9 November 2010

The renegade NRL star Greg Inglis has failed to offer any specific reasons for walking out on a deal with Brisbane at the last minute.

Inglis is expected to link up with South Sydney as early as this week after failing to follow through on a proposed two-year deal with the Broncos on Saturday, the lure of Rabbitohs owner Russell Crowe proving too tempting for the Test centre.

While the 23-year-old is refusing to confirm a deal with the Rabbitohs, he admits he could have walked out on the game had Crowe not come calling.

Inglis told the Nine Network he was considering switching codes but he loves league and that's where he wants to be.

Meanwhile Melbourne issued a statement confirming Inglis remains a Storm player.

They agreed to release him to join the Broncos on compassionate grounds, after fiancee got a job in Brisbane.