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Mal Meninga reluctant to dump Greg Inglis from the Kangaroos Tests

Kangaroos coach Mal Meninga has cleared up rumours that he was reluctant to stand Greg Inglis down from the national side and strip him of the captaincy, following his drink driving and speeding charges.

Mark Levy and Mark Riddell spoke with the rugby league Immortal on the Macquarie Sports Breakfast show, asking to clear up rumours that he wasn’t keen on stripping Inglis of the honour.

“We have set some standards and you can’t compromise (those) … it was the first time Greg has has ever done anything against the nature and spirit of our game and he’s such a great role model and ambassador” said Meninga.

Meninga informed Levy and Riddell that Inglis was part of setting behaviours, values and standard for the National side and the NRL felt they “couldn’t compromise” these by allowing him to be Kangaroos captain. Ultimately it is was a tough decision for Meninga to make as he has a deep respect for Inglis and it is his first offence of this nature.

Click below to listen to the full interview with Mal Meninga

Macquarie Sports Radio