Simply yes... The presence alone will inspire the pack & raise the aggression, especially the contact we have been missing recently. Recently there was talk that coming back so late, he was better off left out which I found bizarre.... Never discount a champion, when fit he should be an auto selection in the 17 even if its for limited game time first up. Gift has been the glue in this side for several seasons...his influence, especially in big games, is equal to Lyon, Snake, DCE & Foran. With Gift in the side the chances of winning the premiership in 2014 increase from 25% to 50% imo.... Most importantly opposition teams have found our cryptonite, dominating the ruck area & taking away the advantage of the star studded backline.... This will change dramatically with Gift back & his influence could not come at a better time, giving the fowards back that rugged edge thats been lacking.