For Beau Scott, Wednesday’s Origin triumph is a night he’ll never forget.
From the sheer joy of ending Queensland's eight-year rein through to seeing the Blues' faithful celebrate, the two-point win over Queensland was a special occasion for Scott.
As satisfying as beating the Maroons was though, the Knights' enforcer says the sight of injured teammate Alex McKinnon in the NSW sheds post-match topped off the night.
McKinnon also spent time with Scott and a number of other players at the Blues' hotel before the match, a catch-up that was hugely inspiring for the NSW side.
“I caught up with Alex before the game and it was actually a welcomed distraction," Scott after training on Friday.
"I sat with him for about an hour and just chatted in general.
"He came into the sheds after the game and it was great for me and the team to be able to enjoy that moment with him."
It's been two days since the Blues' sealed their first series win since 2005, but Scott says he is still buzzing with excitement.
In fact, he believes the euphoria of the Origin victory will help him through the traditional post-match pain against the Cowboys at Hunter Stadium on Monday.
"I guess there are plenty of NSW that will still be running on that high and going into this week’s game with a bit of happiness," he grins.
"I’m definitely not as physically sore as I was after the first game, but every game has got their challenge.
"I’ll have a few ice baths and massages, then have the final team run on Sunday and go from there."
Scott missed out on last Saturday's loss to the Roosters due to Origin, but watched the match from the NSW team hotel.
He was impressed with his side's effort, but admits they must improve their concentration against the Cowboys on Monday.
"I watched the boys play on Saturday night against the Roosters and the first half was really good," he says.
"I guess we just let ourselves down in the second half by not completing our sets.
"So we just need to put 80 minutes of football together."