Rabbitohs superstar Greg Inglis.

Inglis appointed South Sydney captain

Rabbitohs coach Michael Maguire has appointed Queensland and Australian representative player Greg Inglis as the captain of South Sydney.

Despite John Sutton leading the Rabbitohs to premiership glory last season, Inglis – who filled in as captain when Sutton was injured last year – will take over the reins with the club looking to become the first back-to-back premiers in a united competition since 1993.

Maguire said Inglis's appointment will help refresh the squad leading into the season ahead.

"Greg is very excited about this opportunity to captain the team in a very important season for us where we are the defending premiers," Maguire said.

"He enjoyed the extra responsibilities last year when John was out injured and he will now get the chance to fill that role for the entire season.

"Greg may be the captain, but as a group we are one, and we are all working towards the one goal at the end of the season."

You can read more about Inglis's appointment on Rabbitohs.com.au.