GREG Inglis says everyone at Warrington Wolves has welcomed him to the club and the country “with open arms.”

After arriving in the UK on Friday, it was straight to business for the Australian legend as he had his first training session with his new teammates the following day.

Coming from a warm and relatively Covid-free Australia to a country in the grip of winter and under its third national lockdown will continue to be an adjustment for Inglis and his partner Alyse Caccamo, but they have been making the most of the time they have to explore their new surroundings.

“Everyone here at Warrington – the staff and all the admin people – have welcomed us with open arms,” he said in his first press conference since arriving in the UK.

“I wish it was a bit warmer but it is what it is!

“After getting over the jet lag, we’ve been finding our bearings a little bit in between going back and forth to training and it’s been very comforting to be honest.

“A few guys from the RFL came to see us about the rules with living in a bit of a bubble but we managed to get out for a bit of an adventure before we got locked down.

“We were just walking around and came across a bit of snow – it was nice to take a photo and put it towards our little adventure.”

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Inglis has come out of retirement to join The Wire on a one-year deal, with the deal first confirmed last spring.

He follows the likes of Allan Langer and Andrew Johns as icons of the Australian game to have pulled on the primrose and blue.

“It was just an opportunity that I couldn’t pass up,” the 33-year-old said.

“Going back into an assistant coaching role back over in Australia made me fall in love with the game again.

“What started as a conversation with Clarky (Jason Clark) ended up in my first training session on Saturday.

“I know plenty of guys have been over here – my good friend Matt King has been here also – and I just want to put my best foot forward and add value to the team.”

There's more of this interview to come from GI, including in this week’s Warrington Guardian – in shops tomorrow