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Having sat out the last 12 months with an ACL injury, you can’t blame Greg Inglis for being eager to get back on the field.

The South Sydney star needn’t wait much longer, as he is set to make his long-awaited NRL return in his side’s Round 1 game against the New Zealand Warriors at Perth Stadium.

“Going through the rehab and getting back to where I am now is a credit to my support staff behind the scenes,” Inglis said.

Having played 20 minutes in Souths’ Charity Shield win over the St George Illawarra Dragons a fortnight ago, Inglis says he is ready to play the full contest.

“I was thankful I got through it without any major injuries,” he said.

“It’s important to make sure I’m right mentally and physically to take to the field for Round One.”

The Kangaroos international will lineup in the centres alongside new recruit Dane Gagai on Saturday, but says he hopes for a return to his favoured fullback position in the near future.

“(Fullback’s) the position I love playing. We’re still tinkering around with the dynamics of the team,” the 2009 World Golden Boot Award winner said.

The Rabbitohs have made a home away from home out west, and are preparing for their tenth game in Western Australia since 2009 when they tackle the Warriors from 4pm.

The game will be the inaugural NRL fixture held at Perth Stadium having previously used NIB Stadium.