Canberra's Joey Leilua says a NSW State of Origin berth is out of his hands and he's just focused on making the most of his chances at Canberra in the NRL.
As we close in on the fans' favourite Origin moment, an unlikely match-winner goes up against a long-awaited victory for NSW.
Bulldogs flyer and NSW Origin regular Brett Morris says one good game is nowhere near enough to prepare him for an Origin and instead has backed James Tedesco.
Sharks coach Shane Flanagan has defended Paul Gallen amidst calls for the New South Wales skipper to be denied a farewell State of Origin match in Game Three.
Broncos coach and former Maroons mentor Wayne Bennett has blasted the NSW side's ability to "self-destruct" following their tenth series loss in 11 years.