ALL eyes were on Greg Inglis.

Could one of rugby league's most extraordinary talents of all time turn back the clock after two years out of the game and show enough to whet the appetite for the rest of the season.

And although there were some shaky moments, you have to say he did while marking his debut with the 200th try of his illustrious career in a 50-26 win against Hull KR at The Halliwell Jones Stadium.

Inglis certainly looks in great shape, a lean and mean demolishing machine.

There were some nice touches before kick-off, when he and former South Sydney Rabbitohs teammate Jason Clark got themselves all giddy with high fives in anticipation of the big man’s comeback.

It gave a sense of the joy he felt to be back out there again - the stage on which he has felt at most ease throughout his life.

Inglis’ brute strength and power was obvious from the start.

With his first touch, deep inside his own territory, at the point of contact with the Hull KR defence GI’s pumping legs achieved a couple of extra metres.

> Pictures of Greg Inglis' first Warrington Wolves try

But the Wire can clearly build success around Inglis through just having his presence in the team, with defences needing to number up on him because of the threat he possesses.

For example in the next set his first offload of the game went to ground but as Charnley swooped on the loose ball the visitors’ defence was having to watch the Queenslander like a hawk.

So when the ball went to the opposite flank a few tackles later Toby King took advantage of a stretched defence for a try converted by Stefan Ratchford that levelled matters after Shaun Kenny-Dowall’s early opener for the Robins.

And on another occasion when The Wire went wide early in the set, using Inglis as a decoy gave Charnley the kind of space down the touchline he has not had a sniff of for a considerable period of time.

When Ben Currie crossed for his second try at the start of the second period it came after Inglis took up the attention of two Robins defenders by running a dummy charge to the line.

> First pictures of Greg Inglis playing for Warrington Wolves

But Wire fans will be relishing what Inglis does with the ball, not without it.

They will understandably be looking to get excited by the explosive play that has seen Inglis lift the roof of venues all over the world during a 16-year career.

Playing him in the left centre, the side of the field where he is more comfortable, should present the best chance of getting the best out of one of the most destructive runners the game has known.

Hopefully that does not impact on Toby King’s performances, having switched to right centre in this game to accommodate Inglis but might need time for his new combination with Jake Mamo to settle.

With Inglis, there is a sharpness yet to be found and rust to be shaken off, which will only sort itself out by playing matches.

It did mean that his opponent Brad Takairangi got a bit more joy against him than Inglis would have liked, being caught flat footed a couple of times.

The class touches that have always been a part of his quality thankfully have not been lost during his 26 months out of the game.

And you would expect that – skills are like riding a bike, you don’t forget but they get better with the more that you can practice and perform them under pressure.

> How Wolves secured their 50-26 win against Hull KR

We got a taste of his left hand being free to get the ball away to his winger while taking on the Robins’ defence with the rest of his hulking frame.

And then when he marked his debut with a 50th minute try, to give Wolves the lead again in a topsy-turvy affair, we saw more of his power but vision too.

He changed his angle of run to go inside and then outside from first receiver on the narrow side, backing his ability to shake off and spin out of the two defenders desperately trying to shackle him.

There was leadership on show, the former Rabbitohs and Queensland captain having his say when the group was in huddles after scoring and conceding tries and that experience and game knowledge on the field can also be a massive asset for The Wire as the season progresses.

The versatility of Inglis, who can play anywhere in the backs, came to the fore as well when full-back Matty Ashton left the field with what looked like a knee injury midway through the second half.

Price did not have to disrupt his half-backs by moving Stefan Ratchford to the last line in defence, Inglis instead sweeping into the role and giving him important time in a position that he may also find himself in at other stages of the season.

And perhaps one of the biggest bonuses - GI got 80 minutes of action under his belt and looked to have come through healthily.