Queensland coach Kevin Walters is open to welcoming Greg Inglis back to State of Origin as the veteran makes his return to rugby league.

Inglis, 33, has signed a one-year deal with Super League side Warrington Wolves for 2021, it was announced on Tuesday.

The former Australia and Maroons star retired last year after a stellar career in the NRL, Origin and at international level.

Inglis made 32 appearances for Queensland between 2006 and 2018, and Walters would be open to having the veteran feature for his state again.

"Of course it can happen," he told Fox Sports on Wednesday.

"You've always got to keep your options open everywhere and Greg was such a fantastic player for the Maroons over that period of time that he played for us.

"Unfortunately, he didn't get to go out on his terms as such, so it's always an open invitation when you play for the Maroons.

"We've pulled some great players out of retirement and back into the jersey and with huge success, so Greg would certainly fall into that category."

Australia and Queensland great Greg Inglis will come out of retirement to play for Warrington Wolves in the 2021 season, the Super League club have confirmed.

Formerly of Melbourne Storm and South Sydney Rabbitohs, Inglis established himself as one of the leading lights of the modern era in rugby league over the course of 263 NRL appearances, before announcing his retirement in April last year.

The 33-year-old also won 39 caps for the Kangaroos and made 32 State of Origin appearances, and he is relishing the next and unexpected chapter of a decorated career in England.

"I can't wait to get over there and play for a club that has so much rich heritage," said 2013 World Cup winner Inglis, whose move is subject to a visa.

"I've seen the success the team have had in the Challenge Cup and I want to help the team to deliver more glory.

"I've played over in England many times in representative footy and love how passionate and vocal the supporters are.

"To get the opportunity to live in the UK, to play for such a powerhouse club that I believe is on the rise is something I'm looking forward to and hopefully I can add value to the team."

Warrington are the reigning Challenge Cup holders after beating St Helens 18-4 at Wembley last year but have frequently been on the receiving end of showpiece heartache, suffering four Super League Grand Final defeats in the past eight seasons.

Head coach Steve Price hopes Inglis can help Wire to take that elusive final step and claim the top prize in England for the first time since 1955.

"Greg is a world class athlete and has received the highest honours within our game," Price said.

"Having had 12 months out of the sport he has had time to refresh both mentally and physically, and he is focussed on having a positive influence on Warrington Wolves.

"I'm looking forward to working with him on a professional and personal level, and I'm excited to welcome him into our group."

Hull FC announced the departure of head coach Lee Radford in the immediate aftermath of a 38-4 home loss to Warrington Wolves on Thursday.

Birthday boy Gareth Widdop and Blake Austin both crossed twice for the Wolves, while Tom Lineham, Anthony Gelling and Ben Murdoch-Masila also grabbed tries in the rout.

Hull's supporters finally had something to cheer when Kieran Buchanan went over down the left as the hosts at least avoided bing shut out, though the late try was not enough to spare Radford.

Chairman Adam Pearson told Sky Sports after the game that the team were not "going in the right direction", leading to him making a change early in the 2020 season.

"Lee and I have decided to call it a day tonight, Pearson said in a post-match interview usually undertaken with the coach.

"It was a decision that didn't rest easily with me, but I don't think obviously we are going in the right direction at the minute, so we've decided to go our separate ways.

"I'd like to place on record the unbelievable job he's done. He's a stand-up, loyal guy who works tremendously hard. He's put his life into this club for seven years, so we are going to miss him."

Pearson confirmed Andy Last and Kieron Purtill will take temporary charge of the first-team squad.

Warrington Wolves have announced Ben Murdoch-Masila will leave the club at the end of the 2020 season to return to the NRL with New Zealand Warriors.

The Tonga international joined the Wire in 2018 and has since made 60 appearances, scoring 19 tries and helping the club win the Challenge Cup in 2019.

Murdoch-Masila expressed his gratitude to the Super League side for their support but said the opportunity to take his family back to the Southern Hemisphere was too good to pass up.

He previously played for Wests Tigers and Penrith Panthers before initially moving to England with Salford Red Devils.

"I will definitely miss the boys," the 29-year-old forward told Warrington's official website. "I will miss the fans, too, and the atmosphere they create for us; it is unreal, the passion they share with us in the good and bad times.

"I've always left the door open for the opportunity of an NRL comeback, though. My daughter has spent her life here and all she knows is the Wire. When this opportunity came around, I couldn't say no to taking her home.

"I want to thank all at the club for what they have done for not only me but for my wife and daughter, too. I will do whatever it takes to help repay what the Wire has done for me and do my best for the remainder of the year."

Head coach Steve Price added: "Ben and I have been in regular dialogue with regards to the attention he has had from back home.

"We felt we put a good offer as a club to Ben, but he felt it was time to go back to be closer to his family, which I fully understand."

Marc Sneyd slotted through a 40-metre drop-goal in golden-point extra time to give Hull FC a 27-26 victory over Wakefield Trinity in Super League on Friday.

Half-back Sneyd added a pair of penalties to tries from Mahe Fonua, Jamie Shaul and Kieran Buchanan as Hull went into half-time with what appeared a comfortable 14-point lead.

However, Jay Pitts crossed and Ryan Atkins - making his 100th appearance for Wakefield - touched down his second of the game to reduce the arrears as Wakefield mounted an impressive fightback.

Albert Kelly went over for Hull after the hour mark but a Tom Johnstone double levelled the scores late on, with Max Jowitt failing to convert either try.

Hull punished Jowitt's error, with Sneyd ensuring they left with the two points in the additional period.

Blake Austin scored a last-minute drop goal to give Warrington Wolves a 9-8 victory over Castleford Tigers, who would have gone top with a win.

Warrington consequently joined Hull and St Helens in mid-table on six points, with defending champions Saints having gone down 12-10 at home to Huddersfield Giants.

Leeds Rhinos thrashed Warrington Wolves 36-0 at Headingley on Friday to make it three wins on the spin in Super League.

The Rhinos lost their opening home game in 2020, going down 30-4 to Hull FC, but are unbeaten since, suggesting there will be no repeat of last season's flirtation with relegation.

Jack Walker's early try set them on their way to an impressive triumph over last year's Challenge Cup winners, Richie Myler also crossing in the first half against his former employers to help open up a 14-0 lead at the break.

Brad Dwyer scored Leeds' third try before Warrington were dealt a blow when Ben Murdoch-Masila was sent to the sin bin for a high tackle.

Konrad Hurrell was ruled to have grounded the ball despite the presence of two defenders as Leeds added to their tally with their opponents down to 12, while Ava Seumanufagai piled on the agony for the Wolves by barging over.

Ash Handley cut off the Rhinos' left wing to score his team's sixth and final try in the rout, with Warrington unable to even muster a point as they were shut out on their travels.

Castleford Tigers retained the bragging rights in their local derby with Wakefield Trinity as they claimed a 32-15 victory in Super League on Friday.

Aiming to end a 13-match losing streak in competitive matches against the Tigers, Trinity started brightly and, despite handing Castleford a way back into the match, took a 15-14 lead into the break thanks to Tom Johnstone's excellent try and Jacob Miller's drop-goal.

But Trinity were brushed aside early in the second half after James Batchelor was sin-binned – Castleford running in three tries in the space of 13 minutes to wrap up the points.

Warrington Wolves bounced back from their defeat at Wakefield as they overcame a second-half scare to beat lowly Toronto Wolfpack 32-22.

Gareth Widdop scored his first try for Warrington as the Wolves took control, but Jon Wilkin and Andy Ackers struck back for injury-hit Toronto before half-time.

The comeback looked on when Matty Russell and Gareth O'Brien combined to restore parity, only for Ben Murdoch-Masila's try to move Warrington clear in the closing stages.

Elsewhere, Huddersfield Giants moved top of the table as they made it three wins from three with a convincing 22-4 away triumph over Hull Kingston Rovers.

Louis Senior and Lee Gaskell put Huddersfield 10-0 up in the first half, with the Giants – despite losing James Gavet to injury – moving further ahead through Paul Clough and Suaia Matagi before Ben Crooks grabbed a consolation for Rovers.

Hull FC's winning start to the Super League season came grinding to a halt in a 32-18 home defeat to St Helens, while Wakefield Trinity picked up their first win of the campaign at the expense of Warrington Wolves.

Saints trailed 6-2 by half-time at KC Stadium courtesy of Carlos Tuimavave scoring a try against the run of play before Marc Sneyd converted, but the visitors stormed into the lead within 10 minutes of the restart as Matthew Costello and Luke Thompson went over in quick succession.

Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook, James Bentley and Aaron Smith added further scores in a blistering second-half performance from Kristian Woolf's side that rendered tries from Hull's Tuimavave and Jamie Shaul irrelevant as Saints replaced their hosts at the top of the table.

Wakefield's season began with a disappointing defeat at Hull KR but Chris Chester's men bounced back with a home win over Warrington, who led 2-0 at the break after Stefan Ratchford's 38th-minute penalty.

Ryan Hampshire gave Trinity the lead with three well-taken penalties after the restart, and although Ratchford went over and converted to restore Warrington's lead, the game hinged on two minutes that saw Matty Ashurst and Tom Johnstone steam in for tries that Hampshire converted.

The result leaves both sides with two points from their opening trio of games ahead of Trinity's trip to Castleford Tigers and Warrington's clash with struggling Toronto Wolfpack on Friday.

Anthony Gelling has been suspended by Warrington Wolves amid an internal investigation into conduct away from the club.

The New Zealand-born back has played in both of Warrington's Super League games this season after arriving from Widnes Vikings.

A Wolves statement read: "Warrington Wolves can confirm that centre Anthony Gelling will not be available for selection pending a club investigation into conduct away from the club.

"Gelling is fully supportive of the investigation.

"The club and player will be making no further comment at this time."

Gelling previously represented Wigan Warriors and was a member of the 2016 side that defeated Warrington in the Grand Final.

He has also represented NRL side New Zealand Warriors. Warrington face Wakefield Trinity on Sunday.

Warrington got the better of neighbours and reigning Super League champions St Helens - just as they did in last season's Challenge Cup final.

A 19-0 victory on Thursday saw hosts Warrington put an opening defeat to Wigan behind them, while Saints failed to make it two wins from two at the start of their title defence following their thumping of Salford last Friday.

Tries from Daryl Clark, Tom Lineham and Josh Charnley did the damage, as Saints unusually failed to get on the scoresheet.

Warrington won 18-4 when these sides met at Wembley last August, and their hopes were bolstered this time when Saints lost Alex Walmsley to injury in the warm-up.

The first try of the night arrived after half an hour when Clark bounded over, resisting the attentions of Jack Ashworth to ground the ball.

Winger Lineham was next to break through St Helens' defence, collecting and crossing in the right corner. Stefan Ratchford booted the touchline conversion before Blake Austin's drop goal gave the hosts a 13-0 interval cushion.

Lineham's defensive skills were on show as he prevented Kevin Naiqama raiding for a St Helens try early in the second half, with Ratchford also later denying the Fijian.

Charnley made St Helens count the cost of those misses when he put the finishing touches to Matty Ashton's pass and Ratchford added a penalty.

Saints thought they had a consolation try late on, but Jonny Lomax was ruled by the television official not to have grounded the ball after he barged through the home defence.

Wigan Warriors got their Super League campaign off to a winning start as they capitalised on Chris Hill's red card to edge out Warrington Wolves 16-10.

The Warriors were comfortably beaten by eventual Grand Final runners-up Salford Red Devils – who on Thursday confirmed coach Ian Watson had extended his contract – in their last competitive outing, but they showed plenty of resilience in a gritty encounter with their north-west rivals on Thursday.

Wigan fell behind to a Stefan Ratchford penalty and Ben Murdoch-Masila's try, with the former Salford man barging past Warriors new boy George Burgess in the process.

Burgess, who had looked off the pace, went off injured, though Wigan soon pulled one back through Bevan French.

The match swung in Wigan's favour in the 23rd minute when they were awarded a penalty try after Hill's high tackle on Sam Powell, with Warrington's captain subsequently seeing red.

But having stayed in the game despite their numerical disadvantage, Warrington were dealt a blow midway through the second half when Mike Cooper was sin-binned. 

Wigan made it count – Liam Marshall racing over in the corner to grab a crucial try, with the Warriors withstanding a late spell of pressure to claim the two points.

Warrington Wolves have signed Gold Coast Titans prop Leilani Latu on a two-year deal.

The Tongan powerhouse arrives at the Halliwell Jones Stadium following two seasons with the Titans.

Warrington revealed Latu was in demand and head coach Steve Price believes the 26-year-old is yet to realise his potential.

"We are always looking for quality rugby players to bring to our club and we feel Leilani fits that," said Price.

"I'm looking forward to working with him and developing his game during his time at Warrington as we feel there is a lot more he can bring to the game."

Latu said: "I'm looking forward to getting into training with the boys and creating some combinations with them. It's an exciting brand of footy here and I couldn't turn down the opportunity.

"I chose Warrington because of the quality of players, and I have played with a couple of them back in the NRL, too; Ben Murdoch-Masila and Sitaleki Akauola at Penrith and we had some success there."

The Challenge Cup holders will face Wigan Warriors in the first match of the Super League season next Thursday.

Gareth Widdop will have to wait to make his Super League debut after Warrington Wolves' marquee signing was ruled out of the start of the season.

The England five-eighth suffered a lower limb injury in training after rolling his ankle and Warrington revealed he is not expected to be available until "around round four".

Widdop will continue to be assessed by the Wolves medical team following his injury setback.

The 30-year-old returned to his homeland on a three-year deal from NRL side St George Illawarra Dragons.

Warrington travel to Wigan Warriors for the opening match of the season on January 30. 

Catalans Dragons and Warrington Wolves have been fined for crowd trouble at their Super League fixture in Perpignan on August 3.

Fighting on and off the pitch marred a 30-10 victory for Catalans at Stade Gilbert Brutus.

Catalans duo Sam Tomkins and Michael McIlorum were shown red cards after a high tackle from the hooker sparked a series of altercations.

The Dragons have been fined £27,500 - £10,000 of which has been suspended until the end of the 2021 season - and must pay two thirds of the cost of a Rugby Football League (RFL) investigation.

Warrington have been hit with a £15,000 fine - a third of that suspended for two years - and must pay the remaining third of the costs of the investigation.

Both clubs have accepted the findings, with Catalans given a bigger fine due to inadequate match-day planning and stewarding provision.

RFL chief regulatory officer Karen Moorhouse said: "The behaviour of some of the supporters at this fixture was completely unacceptable and has no place in rugby league – importantly, both Catalans Dragons and Warrington Wolves have accepted that, and committed themselves to taking positive steps in response."

Warrington have issued two banning orders and a number of additional sanctions following the ugly scenes in the south of France.

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