Former Australian Test captain and current selector Laurie Daley is adamant newly announced Kangaroos skipper Greg Inglis must stand down before ever leading out his country after being arrested for drunk driving and speeding.
Inglis was pulled over whilst heading back to Sydney from Dubbo where he played in the Koori Knockout.
The Kangaroos had announced Inglis as the new captain after the representative retirement of Cameron Smith.
“I’m pretty sure Greg and Mal (Aussie coach Meninga) will come to the decision that he needs to step down as captain of his country. He’s let himself down. He’s let the game down. And he’ll pay a massive price for that,” Daley said on the Big Sports Breakfast.
Inglis was taken to Lithgow Police Station where he reportedly blew 0.085.
“Police stopped the car and performed a roadside breath test on the 31-year-old driver, a man from Coogee, which allegedly returned a positive reading,” NSW Police said.
Inglis had beaten New South Wales and Sydney Roosters premiership-winning captain Boyd Cordner to the Australian role but it seems almost guaranteed now that Inglis will lose the job without lacing a boot as skipper.