LOCAL Origin star Greg Inglis has vowed to make his presence felt against NSW in Wednesday night's opening clash of the 2007 series.
Winger Inglis, a product of the Mid North Coast league scene, scored two tries on debut for Queensland in Origin I last year before stress fractures in his back prematurely ruined his 2006 campaign.
The 20-year-old is confident he can cause havoc for the Blues defenders on Wednesday night in Brisbane, despite his failure to score a try in his new five-eighth role for Melbourne.
Inglis bagged 18 tries last year and made 26 line breaks to claim the tag as the most destructive player in the competition but he's struggled to make an impact in the No.6 jersey for the Storm.
He's confident he can regain that sizzling form in the Origin arena.
"I've had one (Origin) game but I'll be looking to dominate this game as well," he said yesterday.
"I want to make a presence and I want that presence to be felt."
In an ominous warning for NSW, Inglis said he wouldn't be sitting back and waiting for the ball in his second Origin encounter.
"I made that mistake last year and it won't happen again this year," promised Inglis at the team's Gold Coast base.
And he said he was a far more confident player this season following his five Test matches for Australia last year.
"I think this year I'm more confident and more relaxed and I know what to expect," he added.