Inglis hit with sanctions

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After being charged with drink driving by the Australian authorities, Greg Inglis has been banned for two matches and stripped of the Kangaroos’ captaincy for their upcoming test matches against New Zealand and Tonga.

The iconic star was charged on Monday and his demotion will see Sydney Roosters captain and Grand Final winner Boyd Cordner take the role. Inglis, 31, had been drinking the night before and recorded an illegal level of blood alcohol after initially being pulled over for speeding. This incident came just hours after the South Sydney Rabbitohs back was named captain of the Kangaroos for their matches this winter.

It is the second instance of rugby league players being charged with drink driving in recent weeks after Wigan Warriors’ new signing Zak Hardaker was charged for the same offence last week.

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