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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

Lonely millennials twice likely to experience depression or anxiety, finds study

first_imgLonely young adults are more likely to experience mental health problems than the general population, new research suggests. Published in the journal Psychological Medicine, an analysis of 2,000 millennials found that the chance of experiencing depression or anxiety among those who reported feeling lonely more than doubled.It showed that seven per cent of participants said they “often” had feelings of loneliness while between 23 per cent and 31 per cent said they had felt left out or lacking in companionship. Analysing the experiences of same-sex twins born in 1994 and 1995 in England and Wales, scientists at King’s College London asked participants about their experiences at different stages of their lives in terms of loneliness, mental health, physical health and relationships. The most recent data was taken when the participants were 18-years-old. The figures showed that the odds of experiencing mental health problems for those who identified as lonely more than doubled while their chances of being unemployed increased by 38 per cent.It also found that participants with high loneliness levels were prone to engage in “physical health risk behaviours” and were more likely to adopt negative coping strategies, such as smoking and not exercising.The researchers said the findings “underscore the importance of early intervention to prevent lonely young adults from being trapped in loneliness as they age”.However, they also note that, as the participants were questioned at the age of 18, more research is needed to determine how loneliness levels may change with age. The results come after the Office for National Statistics (ONS) recently revealed that five per cent of adults in England report feeling lonely “often” or “always”, with younger adults – aged between 16 and 24 – more likely to experience loneliness than older age groups. It also found women, widows, single people, renters and those with poor health were more predisposed to loneliness than others.Sourcelast_img read more