Greg Inglis has experienced first hand the blueprint for a successful club in a sport alien to its home city having spent six seasons at the NRL's Storm in AFL-dominated Melbourne.
And having seen the success of the Storm, the Australian and Queensland star is convinced the same scenario can be played out in Perth where the WA Rugby league is campaigning for a side in an expanded NRL competition.
"Nobody knew how successful the Storm would be when they started but they proved it can be done," Inglis said.
"I've been a part of that culture. It's you and your teammates. You're a tight unit.
"That's how it would be here (Perth) and there's no reason why it can't work.
"Every time I've played in Perth I've been overwhelmed by the amount of support there is for the game.
"The talk on the eastern side is that Perth may get the tick to give it a crack. That would be great."
Inglis, the 2009 winner of the Golden Boot Award for the world's best player, makes his fourth visit to Perth for an NRL game tomorrow when South Sydney take on the Brisbane Broncos at nib Stadium.
He played two games for the Storm against South Sydney, winning in 2009 and losing the following year. He was then in the victorious Rabbitohs side that beat the Broncos last year.
Inglis had a massive game at full-back as the Rabbitohs mauled Penrith 40-24 last Sunday.
He was playing his first club game in the role since round 12, 2007 and hoped to put on a similar display in tomorrow's game.
"The coaches want me to get involved more, get my hands on the ball. It's a case of me going looking for the ball," he said.
"We took it to the Broncos last year and you can expect more of that style. Last year there were no tricks to our game, it was just a hard fought out win.
"If that's the way we have to play to win, that's what we will do.
"I want to keep my winning record going."
And for a player who has already won just about every honour possible, he has one more challenge.
"I want to win a premiership for the Rabbitohs," he said.·South Sydney v Brisbane Broncos kicks off at 6pm tomorrow at nib Stadium
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