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Bunny Inglis prepares to meet his maker

Joe Barton 04/06/2011 01:07:48 PM Comments (0)

Superstar South Sydney recruit Greg Inglis returns to the field after a month out of the NRL to take on the team he abandoned due to salary cap pressures last year.

In what is a promoter's dream, Inglis will play his first match since injuring his hip in the trans-Tasman Test in April against his former teammates the Melbourne Storm at ANZ Stadium on Sunday.

And all in time to prove his fitness for Queensland ahead of State of Origin II.

But Inglis insists this match is not so much about him as it is about helping his struggling Bunnies regroup and capture the form they produced intermittently in his absence.

"It's not all about me come Sunday, I am coming up against my old team-mates but I'm out there to do a job for South Sydney," Inglis said.

"...When you come up against your old team, you want to make a statement, that's what previous boys have said that left the Storm.

"I know down there that they just want to get one on top of me and make it a hard night for myself."

Led largely by halfback Chris Sandow's bright form, the Bunnies successfully disposed of Cronulla and Wests Tigers in dominant displays in consecutive weeks.

But back-to-back losses to Penrith and the Warriors have brought them back down to earth, meaning they are desperate to find some form against the Storm - who have in patches played like the all-conquering teams Inglis was a part of for the past six seasons.

"It was a pretty poor performance by us (against Penrith) last week," Inglis admitted.

"(Melbourne) probably want to shake the Origin cobwebs out by now, the four players (Cameron Smith, Billy Slater, Cooper Cronk and Dane Neilsen) that backed up and come Sunday both sides will be looking for a big one."

And the 24-year-old is hopeful he can use his inside knowledge to give Souths coach John Lang and his teammates the upper hand as they continue their mission to reach the top eight.

"(Melbourne coach Craig Bellamy) knows my game inside out but hopefully I hid a few tricks from him over the years which I can hopefully do on Sunday," Inglis added.

"...I do (know a lot about them) and it can work both ways but at the end of the day you never know what the Melbourne Storm's going to throw at you so we've just got to be on our guard and be up for a good, hard, grinding 80 minutes."

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