Rabbitohs captain Greg Inglis did not appear in a Lithgow court due to recent off-season surgery but his lawyer appeared on his behalf and informed the court he would be entering a guilty plea to driving charges when the matter is heard in January.
The 31-year-old was due to face Lithgow Local Court on Thursday morning after being charged with speeding and mid-range drink-driving last month, ABC news reported.
Inglis was returning home from the Koori knockout in Dubbo last month when he was pulled over. The incident cost him the Kangaroos captaincy as he was suspended for Australia's two end-of-season Tests against New Zealand and Tonga.
"He's has surgery on his shoulder and his neck and is recovering," his lawyer James Jordan told reporters outside court.
"He is extremely remorseful and he takes responsibility for what he has done, and he will be entering a plea in January in Sydney.
"He does consider himself to be a role model and he hopes that if he accepts full responsibility he will be able to continue as a role model."
Inglis expressed his remorse for the incident in a press conference earlier this month.
Jordan indicated Inglis would enter a guilty plea when he appears at Sydney's Downing Centre court on January 14.