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The South Sydney Rabbitohs have denied a report in a Sydney newspaper on Thursday claiming Greg Inglis's contract has been refused by the NRL.

The report, which suggests the NRL would not approve Inglis's contract for salary cap reasons, appeared in today's Daily Telegraph.

However, the Rabbitohs have said in a statement their situation with Inglis has not altered since he agreed to join the club on November 12. The club also says it is working alongside the Melbourne Storm in coming to a conclusion and hope to have the matter resolved within the next week.

The official statement from the Rabbitohs is below:

Rabbitohs outline current situation with Greg Inglis’ contract

The South Sydney Rabbitohs would like to clarify the current situation with Greg Inglis’ NRL contract that has been reported in today’s Daily Telegraph.

The situation has not changed since the Rabbitohs announced that Inglis had agreed to terms with the Club on 12 November.

The Rabbitohs are following the normal procedures of signing a player to an NRL contract and lodging that contract with the NRL for registration.

A short form contract was lodged with the NRL on Monday 15 November. Within 20 business days of this contract being lodged, the Rabbitohs are required by the Rules to lodge a full NRL playing contract. The Club will be lodging this contract within the next 24 hours.

Following the lodgment of the full NRL playing contract, NRL Salary Cup Auditor Ian Schubert will review the contract in accordance with Rules.

In the meantime, the Club continues to work constructively with the Melbourne Storm towards gaining a release for Inglis from his existing contract.

The Rabbitohs hope to have a favourable resolution to this situation within the next seven days.

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