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Maroons captain Daly Cherry-Evans is "glad" the decider is at Suncorp Stadium - a venue where NSW have won only five of the past 19 Origin matches.

The Blues kept the series alive with a commanding 34-10 victory at ANZ Stadium on Wednesday and are acutely aware of the task ahead of them as they aim to win the shield for a third straight year.

Last year's decider was held in Sydney and Cherry-Evans couldn't be happier that the Maroons will have the home advantage this time.

"Definitely looking forward to get back there. As a player, any player, you look forward to playing for Queensland, let alone playing a game at Suncorp. I'm glad the decider's there," he said.

Maroons enforcer Josh Papalii said having loved ones watching live from the stadium will give him an extra boost.

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"It's going to be awesome, get to play in front of the family again. That always gets me going a bit," the prop said.

"I don't want to take anything away from NSW, they played well and they're on the brink of winning three years in a row.

"We've got to try and make that not happen."

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Blues hooker Damien Cook is yet to win an Origin match at Suncorp Stadium in two attempts and said to complete a three-peat in Brisbane would be "a great feeling".

"To win a series up there would be very special. We've won the last two, but we've got to put that behind us now," he said, adding that NSW are full of belief after winning the 2019 decider in thrilling fashion.

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Suncorp Stadium will be permitted to house 75 percent of its 52,000-person capacity next Wednesday - a tick under 40,000 - but Cook believes the energy levels will be high regardless.

"Even at this place [ANZ Stadium], it wasn't fully packed and it was still very loud out there.

"I think with Suncorp it's smaller and on top of you, so the atmosphere will still be pumping up there," Cook said.

NSW forward Dale Finucane agreed that it would be a "great achievement for this squad" if they can become the first Blues team since 2005 to win a decider at Suncorp and claim a three-peat.

Coach Brad Fittler spoke of the exciting "challenge".

"The only two times we've won three in a row, both times we had to go to Queensland and won it there in '94 and 2005. We're sort of comparing ourselves to those two teams which were great teams," Fittler said.

 

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