Infotainment Factory: How legend's Inglis gesture went unanswered

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Saturday, 25 May 2019

How legend's Inglis gesture went unanswered


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Sam Thaiday has revealed how he reached out to long-time Origin and Test teammate Greg Inglis in his hour of need - but never heard back.

The rugby league community was saddened to learn this week that Inglis had returned to rehab, with his alcohol and mental health issues apparently exacerbated by his injury-enforced retirement at 32.

Inglis' struggles were widely-known in footy circles and dramatically came to a head during NRL Magic Round earlier this month, when the Storm and Rabbitohs great reportedly went missing.

"I have reached out to him. I haven't heard anything back from him as of yet," Thaiday said on Sports Sunday.

"I do wish him all the best with what he's going through. I know it is a very, very tough time in transitioning from being a rugby league player; [from] something you've only ever known your whole life, into life after rugby league."

Thaiday, a Channel Nine commentator, said that he had found the end of his playing career difficult.

"To be honest, I had a couple of months there where ... you don't know what's going on with your life, you don't know where you're going or what you're going to do," Thaiday said.

"You're institutionalised in a way [playing football]; you're told where to be, 'be here at this time, wear these clothes, I need you to be at training on this day'. Everything was set out for you.

"It sounds funny, you get out into the real world, you have to start doing these things for yourself, it does [make things hard].

"You really find out who your true friends are at that point, the people who are going to be there no matter if you've got the jersey on or not. That's the best part about it, you sift through the people that you don't want around you in your life anymore."

Sam Thaiday has revealed how he reached out to long-time Origin and Test teammate Greg Inglis in his hour of need - but never heard back.

The rugby league community was saddened to learn this week that Inglis had returned to rehab, with his alcohol and mental health issues apparently exacerbated by his injury-enforced retirement at 32.

Inglis' struggles were widely-known in footy circles and dramatically came to a head during NRL Magic Round earlier this month, when the Storm and Rabbitohs great reportedly went missing.

"I have reached out to him. I haven't heard anything back from him as of yet," Thaiday said on Sports Sunday.

"I do wish him all the best with what he's going through. I know it is a very, very tough time in transitioning from being a rugby league player; [from] something you've only ever known your whole life, into life after rugby league."

Thaiday, a Channel Nine commentator, said that he had found the end of his playing career difficult.

"To be honest, I had a couple of months there where ... you don't know what's going on with your life, you don't know where you're going or what you're going to do," Thaiday said.

"You're institutionalised in a way [playing football]; you're told where to be, 'be here at this time, wear these clothes, I need you to be at training on this day'. Everything was set out for you.

"It sounds funny, you get out into the real world, you have to start doing these things for yourself, it does [make things hard].

"You really find out who your true friends are at that point, the people who are going to be there no matter if you've got the jersey on or not. That's the best part about it, you sift through the people that you don't want around you in your life anymore."

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