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Inglis not a Bronco yet

By Wayne Heming 15/10/2010 05:38:58 PM Comments (0)

Sixty-six days after Brisbane announced Greg Inglis was a Bronco the superstar centre has still not secured a release from the Melbourne Storm nor signed a contract with Brisbane.

Neither NRL club was keen to explain the delay in Inglis inking his name on a two-year deal with Brisbane worth more than $1.2 million, though it is understood the issue is not salary cap related.

But the hold up is now threatening to prevent Inglis from beginning rehab on his shoulder following off-season surgery when the Broncos begin pre-season training on November 1.

New Storm chief executive Ron Gauci confirmed the club, Inglis and his manager Allan Gainey were "in dialogue" regarding his release from the Melbourne Storm.

"It relates to reconciliation of some historical issues," Gauci said.

"Once we get agreement on those we will release him."

Gauci said it was a "sensitive" issue which the club did not wish to discuss publicly.

He wasn't able to say when t may be resolved or whether it would delay his arrival at the Broncos.

"It will be decided once we can get all the parties together and resolve it," he said.

Brisbane's football operations manager Andrew Gee said on Friday the club hoped the issue surrounding Inglis's clearance was resolved in time for him to join his new NRL club by November 1.

As it stands, Inglis remains contracted to Melbourne for another 12 months.

Neither club knew if it was possible for Inglis to train with Brisbane without clearances from Melbourne and the NRL.

Inglis, who is still on the mend following shoulder surgery which forced him out of the Four Nations, would not be expected to do any training until the new year with his early days at the Broncos spent in the hands of medical staff.

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