Warrington Wolves (7/1 Grand Final Winner) forward Joe Philbin says his team have made a flying start to pre-season training, with Greg Inglis (pictured) already having a massive influence over the group ahead of the 2021 Betfred Super League campaign.

Inglis is one of just three new signings at the Halliwell Jones Stadium, although Steve Price has lost six players since the end of last season.

Australian Inglis, Robbie Mulhern and Rob Butler have joined Warrington’s squad in the last few months, and Philbin has been impressed by the start to pre-season.

The Great Britain international recently signed a new deal with the Wire until 2024, and he says the club’s academy players have ripped in and increased the competition for places.

He told Love Rugby League: “They are doing everything right and that’s the way it should be. They are putting people on their toes so I couldn’t ask for much more from them. They’ve gone hell for leather in pre-season, and that’s what we want.”

Philbin also reserved special praise for Inglis, who he says has led by example since he arrived from Australia.

Inglis (16/1 to win the Man Of Steel Award) came out of retirement to join the Wolves, and Philbin says it comes as no surprise as to why he was so successful in the earlier years of his career.

He added: “He’s been great. It has been a little bit surreal training with him. His leadership qualities have been really good.

“Our Tuesday and Friday training sessions are absolutely gruelling, and at the end of a session the other day, GI said he wanted every outside back, and he had them all doing extras on skill.

“You can see why he has been at the top for so long with his work ethic.”

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