Kaufusi hails 'madman' Napa

Murray Wenzel
Felise Kaufusi says "madman" Dylan Napa will provide Queensland with the aggression they need

Felise Kaufusi likens wearing the maroon jersey to putting on a cape.

But every superhero needs a sidekick with a touch of crazy about him and the Melbourne Storm backrower admits it's nice to know Dylan Napa will be there to play that role on Sunday night.

The fiery prop looks to have overcome an ankle injury to take his place in Queensland's front row in Sydney's must-win State of Origin clash.

Kaufusi says he was inspired by Napa's ballistic ways against NSW in the game one loss and happy to see him up and about at their Gold Coast training base this week.

"He's a madman; throwing his body around at anything and everything that moved in a blue jumper," the 26-year-old said of Napa.

"It's something I admired about him and I think we need that aggression in the middle."

Kaufusi took a share of the blame for Queensland's 55 missed tackles in his Origin debut but said he still gained confidence from his performance.

"I probably missed half of those (tackles) but I got a bit of confidence out of it actually, on the big stage for the first time," he said.

"Once you pull that Maroon jersey on it's like a cape."

The younger brother of former Queensland and Test prop Antonio has played two Tests for Australia and three for Tonga.

But he said his Origin debut introduced him to a whole new level of rugby league.

"For me that was the hardest game of NRL I've played in terms of quickness and how physical it was," the Bundaberg product said.

"I'm just making the most of each moment I do get and I know if improve that (defence) and tighten that will go a long way to winning."