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Greg Inglis announces retirement after 2020 season

first_imgInglis made the announcement via a video sent out to Rabbitohs club members.”[It’s] a decision I’ve made purely on my own, and something I’ve been thinking about in the last two-and-a-half months. At the end of 2020, I’ll be hanging up the boots,”I’ll be giving away the game, but staying around this club hopefully for a long time after I retire,” he said.”For the next two years, I’ll be giving everything I can to this great club. 2019 will be my last representative season, therefore next year, I’ll be solely concentrating on the South Sydney Rabbitohs.”As this will come as a surprise to a lot of people, I think it’s time for me to hang the boots up at the end of my contract.”The 32-year-old made his NRL debut with the Melbourne Storm in 2005, and went on to play 110 matches and win two titles with the club, before moving to the South Sydney Rabbitohs in 2011, where he has been since.Inglis has played 145 games for the Bunnies, most famously leading them to glory in 2014, when they beat the Bulldogs in the Grand Final to end a 43-year title drought.He has also played 39 games for Australia and 32 for Queensland in State or Origin.Last year, he was stripped of the Australian captaincy after being charged by police for drink driving and speeding offences. Inglis escaped conviction and was placed on a good behaviour bond.last_img read more

Arsenal sign goalkeeper Bernd Leno from Bayer Leverkusen

first_img 2 possible standings silverware REVEALED Getty Images Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Latest Arsenal FC News Arsenal have signed goalkeeper Bernd Leno from Bayer Leverkusen.The German has agreed a long-term deal and becomes Unai Emery’s second signing after Stephan Lichtsteiner joined on a free transfer from Juventus. England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won REVEALED A potential £27million deal for Sampdoria midfielder Lucas Torreira, who is with Uruguay at the World Cup, is understood to be in the pipeline along with a transfer for Borussia Dortmund centre-back Sokratis Papastathopoulos.Off the field, there has also been plenty of re-organisation.On Tuesday afternoon, it was confirmed that Steve Bould will continue as one of two assistants for Emery, while Jens Lehmann would not be part of the backroom staff.Lehmann appeared to take a dig at Emery after his exit was confirmed, posting on Twitter: “I am sorry to leave the club after only one year again. It was a good experience working with the players as one of the assistant coaches. But the attitude from our 2004-group is not needed there anymore.” How Arsenal could line up in Arteta’s first official game in charge – Ozil return? Brown’s half-time antics, eight-goal thrillers… relive these Boxing Day classics Leno, 26, has been Leverkusen’s number one keeper for the last seven seasons.He said: “I enjoyed the time in Leverkusen from the first to the last day.“After a fantastic journey, I will now continue my journey in another very exciting league.” Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade smart causal How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures NEW ERA Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won 2 Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Leno has joined the Gunners crackers gameday cracker He’s a keeper 😁#HeyLeno pic.twitter.com/iGDIhOt5Ah— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) June 19, 2018Emery described the German as “a goalkeeper of high quality and experience”, but it remains to be seen whether he will directly compete with both veteran Petr Cech and David Ospina, who is away at the World Cup with Colombia.Arsenal added that the German’s shirt number “will be announced in due course”.Emery added: “He has been a top performer and regular number one goalkeeper with Leverkusen in the Bundesliga for the past seven years.“We are all excited that Bernd has chosen Arsenal Football Club and look forward to start working with him in pre-season.”The Gunners, who finished sixth last season, have already made moves in the summer transfer window to strengthen the squad.Swiss defender Lichtsteiner has arrived on a free from Juventus, while midfielder Granit Xhaka has signed a new, long-term contract along with 20-year-old winger Ainsley Maitland-Niles.last_img read more