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Queensland's misfiring halves have been urged to spark their side to life and avoid a rare State of Origin whitewash.
NSW can seal the most one-sided series in Origin history and their first 3-0 result since 2000 with victory on Wednesday at Gold Coast's Cbus Super Stadium.
Penrith halves Jarome Luai and Nathan Cleary had done the damage in a combined 76-6 scoreline across the first two games, but injuries have robbed them of a chance to finish the job.
Instead Mitchell Moses and Jack Wighton will steer the Blues.
Maroons playmakers Daly Cherry-Evans and Cameron Munster have struggled this year though, Queensland mustering just one try in two games and looking uncertain close to the line.
Asked about the Blues' fresh halves pairing, coach Paul Green wanted to be sure his men were well placed to exploit what could be a rare crack in their armour.
"For us to function well as a team both those guys need to play well, they're key positions in any team," Green said.
"So it's not a case of targeting them (Wighton and Moses), we need to make sure our game's on.
"We've created opportunities in both games and I know people look at the score and think that's a bit of a ridiculous statement, but it's not the case.
"We just didn't turn them into points and weren't able to put any sort of scoreboard pressure on.
"It's about taking those big opportunities, in games like Origins, grand finals, semis, you don't get too many so when you do you need to take them."
The Maroons will welcome fullback Kalyn Ponga back too, while the speed of debutant Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow at centre is another tactical shift to combat Tom Trbojevic.
With Ben Hunt, usually a halfback, at hooker they suddenly have multiple avenues of attack that didn't exist in the first two games.
"I just feel like this side might be able to score a few more points," Cherry-Evans said.
"I'm confident in the way we'll play and (that we can) ice those opportunities we've created.
"Stopping them is definitely part of the game plan, but the most important thing has been refining what we've been doing."