Happy birthday today to Australian rugby league star Greg Inglis (1987-). Inglis’ dream of leading the Kangaroos was dashed last year when he was caught drink driving mere hours after being announced as national skipper. Inglis was stripped of the Australian captaincy and had a two-Test suspension, despite the South Sydney superstar initially standing his ground. He was charged with midrange drink driving and speeding and pleaded guilty in Sydney court. Born in Kempsey, NSW, Inglis started playing rugby league at a young age with his cousins. At 15, he was spotted at a junior sports carnival and within a matter of months was signed to the Melbourne Storm. But it was not until 2005, following a bumper season with Brisbane’s Norths Devils, that Inglis was finally added to the Storm’s full-time playing roster. He made his NRL debut for the club that year against Parramatta before becoming the team’s fullback and winger replacement. Inglis was controversially named to Queensland’s State of Origin side in 2006, despite questions about his eligibility. An injury-plagued season could not stop him securing a mega four-year deal with the Storm and making his Australian Test debut. With his switch to five-eighth in 2007 came his first grand final win, a feat replicated in 2009, and Clive Churchill Medal. He continued his good form to claim rugby league’s Golden Boot award in 2009 as the world’s best player. Inglis, who replaced Cameron Smith as Queensland skipper this year, returned to lead the Rabbitohs to a preliminary final berth last year. Next season he will have a new coach in Wayne Bennett. Inglis is married to Sally Robinson.