Rugby league star Greg Inglis has been caught drink driving in New South Wales mere hours after being installed as the Australian Kangaroos captain.
Inglis was reportedly driving to Sydney after attending the Koori Knockout tournament in Dubbo when he was pulled over for speeding outside of Lithgow. Subsequent breath analysis revealed he was allegedly carrying a blood-alcohol level of .085, putting him in the mid-range drink driving category. His license was subsequently suspended on the spot.
The charge comes literal hours after the Queensland and South Sydney captain was awarded the top playing position in the land as captain of the national side.
Inglis was officially unveiled as the Kangaroos new captain just prior to midday yesterday as the squad for a series of upcoming tests against New Zealand and Tonga was announced.
Introducing the new Australian Kangaroos’ Captain Greg Inglis and their latest addition, Damien Cook! 🐇❤️💚🇦🇺
— South Sydney Rabbitohs 🐰 (@SSFCRABBITOHS) October 1, 2018
Hours later and Inglis status as national captain looks to already be untenable, with doubt now lingering as to whether he’ll play in the tests at all, let alone as captain.
National selector Laurie Daley asserted it was simply not a good look and that he sees no choice but for Inglis to relinquish the role he’s barely had any time to get used to.
Greg’s been a terrific leader for South Sydney and Queensland but I don’t think you can have the Australian captain going DUI.
I’m pretty sure Greg and Mal (Meninga) will come to the decision that he needs to step down as captain of his country.
Inglis has yet to issue public comment on the matter. He is now set to appear in Lithgow Local Court on November 22nd.