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Fullback is my best spot, admits Inglis

David Beniuk 08/08/2011 04:48:31 PM Comments (0)

The world's best centre Greg Inglis has admitted his best position is probably fullback amid speculation he will wear the South Sydney No.1 jersey in 2012.

Inglis says he has enjoyed making the left centre position his own, for Queensland and Australia as well as his NRL club, but might offer even more at fullback.

"I think fullback is probably my best position, the one I have more of an understanding of," Inglis told the NRL's official website nrl.com

"It all depends on how the coach structures things and what players he wants to play where.

"I've always been one that will play whatever position benefits the team."

Inglis' coach at former club Melbourne, Craig Bellamy, has previously admitted the 24-year-old would have worn the No.1 jersey at the Storm but for Billy Slater, widely regarded as among the greatest fullbacks of all time.

Bellamy's former assistant Michael Maguire takes the coaching reins at Souths next season and will bring ex-Test centre Matt King back with him from the Super League.

With Inglis and rising star Dylan Farrell forming the Rabbitohs' current centre pairing, and veteran fullback Rhys Wesser off contract, a move to the back has been mooted for the man known as 'GI'.

Inglis spent time at centre and five-eighth at the Storm, winning the Clive Churchill Medal in the No.6 jersey for his performance in the 2007 grand final.

"I've sort of made centre my own spot, my own position," he said.

"Going to five-eighth for two years gave me a better understanding of what the big boppers do up front.

"I like the physical side of things, more the clash body-on-body and you get that with centre."

Contracted at Souths for two more years, Inglis said he would consider staying longer at Redfern.

"Hopefully, everything goes well with the new coach coming through and, you never know, they may put another contract on the line and I'll sign on the dotted line," he said.

He said Souths' expectations would be high next year after an injury-ravaged 2011 that wiped out their forward pack.

"Next year will certainly be a big change around and I think there will be a lot of individuals who will come out of their skin a bit more, rather than sitting back and waiting for others to blossom," he said.

"I think next year will be a turning point."

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