Newcastle Knights enforcer Beau Scott says the pain of past defeats has NSW mentally conditioned to finally end Queensland's eight-year Origin dominance.
In the lead-up to next Wednesday's all-important game two at Sydney's ANZ Stadium, Scott is adamant the Blues are ready to reclaim state supremacy after learning plenty of lessons from their record number of series losses in a row.
"Last years experience for the NSW boys of winning game one and losing game two in QLD, I think we will take a lot of experience out of that," Scott says, who is in camp with the Blues in Coffs Harbour.
"We are back to Sydney for game two, in front of our home crowd, and that is always is a motivating factor.
"We have to realise we have an opportunity here that we need to take and get the job done."
On the back of a bruising Origin opener in Brisbane, Scott is expecting more of the same in front of a parochial home crowd in Sydney.
The Camden-born forward was brilliant for the Blues in the opening match and he can't wait to rip into the Maroons again next week.
"I am obviously excited to be back in camp for game two, it is a big occasion.
"We got the win at Suncorp but we need to finish the job off in Sydney and hopefully take the series out.
"It is always a great experience playing in front of a big crowd at ANZ Stadium and I hope we have a full stadium of Blues there next week."
Prior to this week's team announcement, there was plenty of talk that Scott could move to the centres to cover for the injured Josh Morris.
In the end NSW selectors opted to go with St George Illawarra playmaker Josh Dugan, a decision that Scott is more than content with.
"I'm happy to be in the team wherever I am put but I think there is specialised centres out there that we could have chose and that is the road we took," he says.
"I am happy to be playing in the back-row where I have been playing for the last couple of years now."
Scott admits it's difficult to leave behind his Newcastle teammates, especially in the current climate.
"It's always tough to walk away from a situation like we are in at the moment," he says.
"We are desperate for a win to turn the season around, but I have faith in the boys and whoever fills my role on the weekend to get the job done."