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Greg Inglis’ ‘worried’ wife speaks out after rugby star was ‘caught drink driving over speed limit’

The wife of embattled rugby league star Greg Inglis has not heard from her husband since he was charged with drink driving while returning from a tournament.

Inglis was headed home following an indigenous match in Dubbo on Monday when he was pulled over by police – just hours after being named the new Kangaroos captain.

His wife Sally told Daily Telegraph on Tuesday night Inglis had not been answering calls and the couple’s children were still waiting for him to come home.

Greg Inglis' (right) wife, Sally (left) has not heard from her husband since he was charged with drink driving while returning from a rugby league tournament in Dubbo over the weekend

Greg Inglis’ (right) wife, Sally (left) has not heard from her husband since he was charged with drink driving while returning from a rugby league tournament in Dubbo over the weekend

Inglis was headed home following an indigenous match in Dubbo on Monday when he was pulled over by police - just hours after being named the new Kangaroos captain (pictured prior to weekend away)

Inglis was headed home following an indigenous match in Dubbo on Monday when he was pulled over by police – just hours after being named the new Kangaroos captain (pictured prior to weekend away)

Mrs Inglis (left) told Daily Telegraph on Tuesday night her husband (right) had not been answering calls and the couple's children were still waiting for him to come home 

Mrs Inglis (left) told Daily Telegraph on Tuesday night her husband (right) had not been answering calls and the couple’s children were still waiting for him to come home 

‘I haven’t spoken to Greg, the kids and I are still waiting for him to come home, he’s not answering his phone, he’s still at the game,’ she said at 9pm on Tuesday.

‘I’m a bit worried because I don’t know the ins and outs of what’s happened.’    

Inglis was charged with mid-range drink driving and speeding offences as he made his way home to Coogee on the double-demerit Labor Day long weekend. 

The 31-year-old was issued with a court attendance notice to face proceedings in Lithgow Local Court on November 22 and his licence was immediately suspended. 

The drink-driving offence carries a maximum fine of $2,200, nine months’ jail and a minimum licence suspension of six months. 

The penalty for the speeding offence is three demerit points, doubled to six because of the long weekend, and a $275 fine. 

The superstar player (pictured with wife) was charged with mid-range drink driving and speeding offences after the NSW Aboriginal Rugby League Knockout Carnival

The superstar player (pictured with wife) was charged with mid-range drink driving and speeding offences after the NSW Aboriginal Rugby League Knockout Carnival

Inglis (pictured) was returning home from an indigenous match in Dubbo on Monday when he was pulled over by police - just hours after being named the new Kangaroos captain

Inglis (pictured) was returning home from an indigenous match in Dubbo on Monday when he was pulled over by police – just hours after being named the new Kangaroos captain

The penalty for the speeding offence is three demerit points, doubled to six because of the long weekend, and a $275 fine. 

A decision on whether Inglis will retain his captaincy was expected to be made on Tuesday, according to the publication.

‘The NRL would ascertain full details (Tuesday) and then make a determination on any sanction,’ a spokesman said. 

Test selector Laurie Daley said on Tuesday he thought Inglis should be stripped of his captaincy, stating on Big Sports Breakfast ‘I don’t think you can have the Australian captain going DUI’.

‘It has to change things. I’m pretty sure Greg and Mal (coach Mal Meninga) will come to the decision that he needs to step down as captain of his country.’   

Police confirmed a black Mercedes-Benz was stopped during a speed enforcement operation on the Great Western Highway at Lithgow on Monday morning.

Inglis allegedly tested positive in a roadside breath test, before returning a reading of 0.085 at a further test at a police station. 

A decision on whether Inglis will retain his captaincy was expected to be made on Tuesday, according to the publication (Mr and Mrs Inglis pictured)

A decision on whether Inglis will retain his captaincy was expected to be made on Tuesday, according to the publication (Mr and Mrs Inglis pictured)

The Rabbitohs star was travelling back from the tournament after his side Wall Street Warriors bowed out of the competition with a 22-6 defeat in the opening round (pictured right with opponent at opening game)

The Rabbitohs star was travelling back from the tournament after his side Wall Street Warriors bowed out of the competition with a 22-6 defeat in the opening round (pictured right with opponent at opening game)

NSW Police confirmed a 31-year-old male was arrested after a black Mercedes-Benz was stopped during a speed enforcement operation on the Great Western Highway at Lithgow (pictured)

NSW Police confirmed a 31-year-old male was arrested after a black Mercedes-Benz was stopped during a speed enforcement operation on the Great Western Highway at Lithgow (pictured)

The Rabbitohs skipper played for Wall Street Warriors on the weekend and were knocked out of the competition with a 22-6 defeat in the opening round. 

He posted a video to Instagram from inside his car before driving to the tournament on Friday, announcing to fans it was ‘all about helping the kids’. 

Other NRL stars taking part included his South Sydney teammate Braidon Burns and NSW Origin centre James Roberts.

The multiple-premiership winner had been named captain by national team coach Mal Meninga ahead of Tests against New Zealand and Tonga in Auckland.

In 2010 charges of him assaulting his wife and recklessly causing injury were dropped.

In 2010 charges of him assaulting his wife and recklessly causing injury were dropped 

In 2010 charges of him assaulting his wife and recklessly causing injury were dropped 

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