This match-up is as tantalising as it could be frustrating. Entertaining, unpredictable and absolutely critical to both team's finals chances.
After stunning the Rabbitohs last week, the Wests Tigers face another big challenge against a desperate Manly side. Will the Sea Eagles' star halves prevail?
Former Dragons coach Nathan Brown has urged modern-day mentors to release the shackles and allow halves to play both sides of the field.
Queensland forward Sam Thaiday believes the aggression and enthusiasm of the NSW side went a long way to leveling the series at the MCG.
For the second time in three weeks, Blues prop Aaron Woods has played a better Origin game than he ever has before.
Maligned Blues halves Mitch Pearce and Trent Hodkinson have kept their haters at bay, combining beautifully to steer their side to a 28-16 series-leveling win.
Take a look at the key stats from Queensland captain Cameron Smith and Blues prop Aaron Woods after State of Origin II.
Blues hooker Robbie Farah was troubled by his shoulder injury throughout Game Two, but pushed through the pain to help NSW level the series.
Blues enforcer James Tamou predicts there will be "shots fired early" in the Suncorp decider in three weeks time.
Forget about Game Three or even this weekend, there is every chance we might not see Billy Slater again this season with the risk of shoulder surgery looming.