Holden State of Origin just seems to get bigger every year and in 2015, for the first time since 2006, it is NSW who head in looking to retain the shield.
He has carried the wisdom of legendary Maroon front-rowers since 2006 and now Nate Myles says he must take responsibility for ushering in the next generation.
This year's State of Origin campaign represents the dawning of a new era, but the new bulls have not forgotten the work done by some Blues stalwarts.
On the final morning of the NSW team's Coffs Harbour camp ahead of Holden State of Origin I, senior back-rower Ryan Hoffman says all the signs are positive.
Queensland have touched down in Sydney with a recovering Greg Inglis on board ahead of Wednesday night's State of Origin opener.
A sea of blue wigs has made ANZ Stadium something of a Holden State of Origin graveyard for Queensland but the Maroons have made a move to mobilise their fans.
Maroons back-rower Sam Thaiday has backed both Greg Inglis and Justin Hodges to produce further State of Origin heroics after the pair were cleared to play.
Will Chambers is determined to continue the legacy established by senior Queensland players over the past decade.
Tyson Frizell is keen to take the next step from 18th man to the final 17 in the NSW side, much like the jump Josh Jackson has made in the last 12 months.
Doubts grow that Greg Inglis will be at full health for the Maroons for Game One of the 2015 Holden State of Origin Series.