South Sydney star Greg Inglis has scoffed at suggestions he needs to move out of fullback to prolong his NRL career.
The Rabbitohs skipper had a slow start to the year but has flicked the switch over the past three weeks, averaging 186 metres a game and totalling 18 tackle breaks and six offloads.
And while his feats haven’t translated to a Rabbitohs’ victory, the 29-year-old rejects any proposed positional switch.
“I’m not going anywhere,” Inglis told AAP.
The Queensland and Australian representative said neither he, nor coach Michael Maguire had even discussed a move to the frontline where he spent the first seven seasons of his career.
He made the fulltime move to the No.1 in his second year at Redfern in 2012.
“My place now is fullback and that’s what I’ve got to concentrate on. I’m not looking forward to any other positions in the team at all,” he said.
“I haven’t spoken to anyone about it. I don’t know where it’s coming from. People just want to have their opinion on what position’s best. I know the team knows and the coach knows that I’m here as a fullback.”
The former Melbourne player continues to be bothered by a degenerative knee issue but said it wasn’t better or worse than it has been this season.
“The body’s feeling fine. There’s always going to be niggles but there’s people in place here that can manage that,” he said.
“It’s always going to be the same. If it gets a bump, it’s going to hurt.”
Refuting talk of a jumper swap aside, Inglis has been selected by Kangaroos coach Mal Meninga at left centre for next week’s Test against New Zealand.