SAINTS' bitter rivals Warrington Wolves have laid down a marker for 2021 by bringing Australian superstar Greg Inglis out of retirement.

The Wire have landed the 33-year-old centre, full-back or stand-off on a one-year contract in what is a huge deal for the sport in this country during these difficult times.

In the same way that Sonny Bill Williams' capture by Toronto Wolfpack grabbed headlines for Super League 2020, Inglis' appearances across Super League grounds next year is set to be a tremendous filip for crowds in this country and TV audiences on both sides of the world.

Warrington are labelling it as one of the biggest signings in Betfred Super League history.

The former Queensland captain and Australia star, now 33, is a Clive Churchill Medal winner, Golden Boot winner and is widely revered as one of the greatest players of modern-day rugby league.

As a former Melbourne Storm and South Sydney Rabbitohs star, he made 263 NRL appearances, played 32 State of Origin games and represented his country on 39 occasions.

Whether he will finally help Warrington to 'make it their year' only time will tell.

He has been out of the game for 12 months, apparently because he'd lost his hunger at the time of announcing his retirement last April.

But he's no doubt finding out that 'you are a long time retired' and wants to give Super League a crack.

“I’ve played over in England many times in representative footy and love how passionate and vocal the supporters are," said Inglis.

“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 Wolves chief executive Karl Fitzpatrick said: “Greg is considered to be one of the greatest Rugby League players of the modern era.

"To see him pull on the primrose and blue will be a historical moment in Warrington Wolves and Super League’s timeline.”

Steve Price, the Warrington Wolves head coach, added: “Greg is a world class athlete and has received the highest honours within our game.

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

Warrington do have a precent in bringing an Aussie superstar out of retirement.

The tempted Allan Langer to join them for the 2000 and 2001 seasons and helped them reach two Challenge Cup semi-finals but they lost both to Bradford Bulls.