GREG Inglis is officially out of Warrington Wolves' opening Super League game of the season.

Head coach Steve Price confirmed the legendary centre would not be fit enough to make his debut in Sunday's Round One clash against Castleford Tigers at Headingley.

However, Price said the 34-year-old was "getting very close" to being ready for action after more than two years out of the game.

> Check out what Steve Price had to say to the media about Warrington Wolves' Round One clash with Castleford Tigers here

"He’s been getting flogged a fair bit and getting some real volumes in his legs," Price said.

"He’ll just miss out this week but he’s getting really close.

"The big thing for Greg and for our club is making sure he is happy. I feel like he’s been pretty good in that regard to date.

"I’m not going to say whether he’ll miss one, two, three or four. I’ll have that discussion with Greg.

"One thing I do know is he’s working extremely hard and putting a lot of volume in his legs.

"He’s doing all he can to get on the field as quick as he can. He won’t play this week but when that will be, we’re not quite sure yet."

In better news, Price confirmed half-back Blake Austin, prop Mike Cooper and second rower Jack Hughes would all be fit to face Daryl Powell's side.

Austin limped off during Chris Hill's Testimonial match with a knee injury while Cooper and new skipper Hughes missed the game altogether.

"Blake will be fine to play," Price said.

"Jack Hughes and Mike Cooper will be fine and ready to go too. They can’t wait to get on the park on Sunday."