Greg Inglis Suspended For Two Games Following Drink Driving Charges

Statement from Mal Meninga

Greg Inglis Suspended For Two Games Following Drink Driving Charges AAP

Greg Inglis will miss the Kangaroos' first two games as punishment for yesterday's drink driving and speeding charges.

Australian coach Mal Meninga and NRL boss Todd Greenberg released a statement this afternoon following Inglis' press conference just after lunchtime.

The two-game suspension will see Inglis miss Australia's matches against New Zealand and Tonga, a decision he says he wholeheartedly accepts.

"I know I did the wrong thing and while I am disappointed at missing the tour, I accept the penalty," the 31-year-old said.

Meninga said Inglis would be welcomed back into the national team, saying he hoped "to see him back in a Kangaroos jersey next year".

"Greg has been an integral part of the team for many years and I expect him to be back," he added.

In the same statement, Greenberg said that Inglis "deserves full credit for being upfront" and "taking full ownership of his mistake".

"Greg is not just a great player, he is one of our best role models, but he made a poor decision on this occasion," he continued.

"It is a mark of the man that he has accepted responsibility for his actions and I have no doubt he will overcome this setback and retain his status as a true leader in our game."

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