G.I. hailed after scoring try on comeback

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Greg Inglis has been hailed by Warrington's coach after marking his much-heralded comeback in the Super League by scoring one of his side's nine tries in a 50-26 comeback victory over Hull KR at the Halliwell Jones stadium.

The 34-year-old Australian superstar reversed his retirement decision from 2019 to sign a one-year deal with the Wolves and, after sitting out all five league and cup games so far, ended his two-year absence from the game when starting at left centre.

And the Kangaroo and State of Origin star marked his return the game when, following a low-key opening 40 minutes, he claimed a second-half try as he powered and twisted out of three attempted tacklers to touch down.

Then Inglis showed his adaptability for the Wolves by switching to fullback for the final 25 minutes following an ankle injury to Matty Ashton which forced him from the field.

His comeback in his first game since March 2019 impressed Warrington's Australian coach Steve Price.

"It's like riding a bike, so we wanted to make it an easy transition for Greg and for his first hit out, I thought he did a really good job for us," said Price.

"He did the basics well and then unfortunately Matty Ashton went down with his ankle and he switched to fullback and created a high level of calmness among the group, which was really pleasing."

The former Queensland back, naturally, looked a bit rusty to start with and he was kept quiet in the first period by Rovers, who forced Inglis to spill one pass thanks to a good hit from wing Ethan Ryan.

Hull KR had threatened to be the ultimate party poopers as they led 18-12 at halftime and were level at 22-22 midway through the second half.

But two tries from Josh Charnley and one each from Daryl Clark, Jake Mamo and Danny Walker saw the Wolves dominate the final 20 minutes.

Ben Currie also claimed a brace of tries for the home side with Toby King also touching down and Stefan Ratchford finishing with seven successes at goal.

Jordan Abdull claimed a personal haul of 10 points with a try and three goals in defeat with Ryan Hall crossing over twice and Shaun Kenny-Dowell and Kane Linnett also touching down.

Blake Austin was again left out of the Wolves squad, while with Inglis' inclusion for the first time, Mamo moved onto the wing.