Jack Wighton's already had a stellar two years, but a win on Wednesday night will put the cherry on top for the reigning Dally M medallist.
The Orange CYMS and Bloomfield Tigers product will run out as part of a NSW Blues line-up gunning to win a third State of Origin Series in a row.
Just two other NSW groups have managed the feat, with the last being a Blues side that included the likes of Andrew Johns, Danny Buderus, Anthony Minichiello and Matt King - who later had a game with Orange CYMS in the Mick Sullivan era - back in 2003-05.
Prior to that, NSW sides in 1992, 93 and 94 became the first Blues boys to achieve the feat.
Queensland's recent dominance of the State of Origin arena will make a NSW victory on Wednesday night, but halfback Nathan Cleary, who also debuted alongside Wighton back in 2018, says the Blues aren't getting too far ahead of themselves ahead of Wednesday night's game.
The Panthers' star says his side is approaching this week like last, having been stunned in Game 1 by a Queensland side that proved it'll be far from easybeats under the guidance of Wayne Bennett.
There's enough incentive to win the game, but that's the cherry on top.NSW Blues halfback Nathan Cleary on a possible third series win.
Cleary said the goal was to "get better each day" and "not get comfortable" as the Blues look to secure a history-making series win - home teams have won the past four deciders and the Maroons have lost just one of eight deciders at Suncorp this century.
"Confidence is a big thing," Cleary told NSWRL.com, looking back at his man of the match effort in Game 2.
"I'm looking forward to the challenge on Wednesday.
"The task at hand is to win at Suncorp and win this series, on top of that if it means three in a row that's pretty cool.
"You can kind of get int the history books by doing it. There's enough incentive to win the game, but that's the cherry on top."
Wednesday night's game will kick-off at 8pm.
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