It was operation 'Stop Kalyn Ponga' for the opening two games of the series but Blues forward Tyson Frizell has now turned his attention to shutting down Dragons teammate Corey Norman in next week's Origin decider.
While the Maroons continue to play mind games with where Norman will play, Frizell expects just as much attack to come at him down the Blues' right edge particularly with Cameron Munster set to be given a further roaming role around the paddock.
Frizell was stoked for Norman's but it didn't take long for him to declare the pair were now interstate rivals and he'll target him like any other opponent.
"We're no longer mates with him now pulling on that Queensland jersey," Frizell told NRL.com.
"But I'm happy for him on a personal level because to get a debut for Queensland after 10 years he'll add a lot. He's dangerous, I think people underestimate his running game.
"You could put him anywhere and he'll roam around the field, add in Munster and there's a lot of danger signs there for us already.
"I daresay they won't try and change too much if Corey did go back to fullback. I don't think it would bother him too much, it's just another game for him."
NSW have opted for an unchanged line-up but the Maroons have called on two debutants in Norman and Storm's Christian Welch.
Frizell said a second series victory over the Maroons for him would taste even sweeter given the Blues were forced to come from behind after their loss in game one at Suncorp Stadium.
"We probably copped it more this year than last year but they're all as enjoyable as any one of them," he said.
"It's an awesome feeling to work so hard in these camps and come away with a win.
"You just want to be winning as many as you can. We can't rely on what happened in game two. Queensland have done it for so long and people don't realise how hard it is to win it like that."
Dragons and NSW forward Tariq Sims was suspended for one match by the judiciary on Tuesday after being found guilty of a dangerous contact charge on North Queensland's Michael Morgan.
He will next be available for selection for St George Illawarra's round 17 match against the Raiders.
The suspension means David Klemmer is set to return to the NSW Origin side after being initial left out for the series decider.
"I guess it's hard to make those decisions," Frizell said.
"I'm glad I'm not making them. It would've been hard to drop Tariq, or dropping anyone after game two even if it meant to leave one of your more consistent forwards in the Blues.
"How do you put an opinion on that? You didn't want Tariq to lose but you also want Klem to get an opportunity. Klem who was our best forward in Origin I. It definitely won't be a disruption."