On 19 January, after Johnathan Thurston withdrew from the Indigenous All Stars squad, Inglis was appointed as the new captain for the team. On 13 February, Inglis played at fullback against the World All Stars team, in the 12-8 loss at Suncorp Stadium.
Inglis started the 2016 NRL season playing fullback. After an inconsistent display in the opening 9 rounds the season, Australian Test coach Mal Meninga selected Inglis at centre, with fellow Queensland Origin team-mate and close friend Darius Boyd being selected to play at fullback for the 2016 Anzac Test. Inglis scored a try in the 16-0 win. Following the Trans-Tasman Test match, Souths coach Michael Maguire shifted Inglis to five-eighth for the Round 10 match against the Parramatta Eels, with Luke Keary moving to the bench. This was his third positional change in 2 weeks[