Tyson Frizell showed NSW what they're missing out on as the Dragons just did enough to edge an Origin-depleted Cowboys side at WIN Stadium on Saturday night.
A quick look at all the important talking points across Round 12 of the NRL Telstra Premiership.
Missing Josh Dugan, the Dragons have clinched a crucial four-point victory over the Cowboys without several of their Origin stars to jump into the top eight.
The Dragons and Cowboys have both confirmed their final 17 ahead of their Round 12 NRL Telstra Premiership clash at WIN Stadium on Saturday night.
Josh McGuire isn't the biggest prop going around, but he believes that will give Queensland a different edge in Game One of the Holden State of Origin series.
Broncos fullback Jordan Kahu was disappointed he and his fellow experienced teammates couldn't rise to the challenge against Wests Tigers in Round 12.
Brisbane hooker Andrew McCullough will be sidelined for up to six weeks with a broken thumb.
Having been overlooked for the Origin series opener in favour of Roosters back-rower Boyd Cordner, Wade Graham had every right to be disappointed.
Warned that the Telstra Premiership was slipping away from them before they even reached the halfway point, Wests Tigers delivered an 80-minute performance.
Renowned as an 80-minute workaholic new recruit Elijah Taylor has brought an extra dimension to the Wests Tigers attack.