Ahead of State of Origin III at Suncorp Stadium the Queensland Rugby League have announced plans to make the fan experience even more interactive in 2016.
Injured NSW hooker Robbie Farah has put his broken hand to the test in a training drill at the Blues' Coffs Harbour base on Saturday morning.
In an era of big, faster athletes dominating the NRL, Queensland's Origin record-equalling captain could be the last of a dying breed of pure footballers.
After taking part in five separate unsuccessful Origin series, NSW playmaker Mitchell Pearce is seeking redemption in Wednesday's series decider.
He's made a reputation as one of the NRL's most annoying players to take on but Michael Ennis won't rile up the Maroons next Wednesday, according to Matt Scott.
NSW forwards successfully got under the skin of Maroons star Johnathan Thurston in their Game Two win at the MCG, says Thurston's Cowboys teammate James Tamou.
A sellout Suncorp Stadium welcomes what looms as a classic State of Origin decider, with a champion Maroons side aiming to win back the shield from the Blues.
He played a key role in NSW's 2014 Origin series win but Brett Morris admits it hurt not being on the field when the shield was secured.
Cooper Cronk has declared himself 100 per cent fit for Origin III and Maroons captain Cameron Smith says the halfback will handle any extra attention from NSW.
Having played at fullback for the Maroons just once before, Greg Inglis believes he's now better placed to provide direction for his team in the Origin decider.