He's had a season from hell - but Michael Morgan believes Camp Maroon can exorcise his demons.
The North Queensland playmaker appeared fortunate to be retained by Maroons selectors for June 6's State of Origin opener after failing to back up from a breakthrough 2017.
Instead of snapping up a Maroons halves spot left vacant by retired greats Johnathan Thurston and Cooper Cronk, Morgan is back in the interchange utility role where he launched his Origin career in 2015.
But Morgan was just happy to be settling into Camp Maroon again, saying the change may just help him rediscover his mojo.
"It hasn't been an ideal start to the season. We're definitely not where we would want to be sitting this time of year," Morgan said of second last North Queensland (3-9 record).
"But I can come in here with a fresh mindset and enjoy the week.
"So you can sort of forget about what's happening at club level for a little while."
After his 2018 NRL season start to forget, Morgan could not get into Camp Maroon quick enough when the Queensland team relocated from Brisbane to their Gold Coast base at Sanctuary Cove on Wednesday.
Morgan was expected to fill one of the Maroons halves vacancies left by Thurston and Cronk after steering North Queensland to the 2017 NRL grand final and sparking Australia's Rugby League World Cup success last year.
However, Morgan had to rely on selectors' loyalty just to be retained in the Maroons squad for Origin I, holding out Newcastle young gun Kalyn Ponga for the bench utility gig.
Morgan's form has deteriorated so much that he has even lost his starting halves spot at his NRL club this season, moved to fullback in a bid to regain his Midas touch.
Morgan admitted he couldn't argue with Maroons selectors opting for St George Illawarra's Ben Hunt and Melbourne's Cameron Munster as their game one halves.
"They've both been in very good form. You can't really argue with the way they've been playing," Morgan said of the halves.
"I knew if I was to be picked somewhere it would probably be on the bench, given the way they've been playing - I think they'll do a great job."
Apart from Morgan, Cowboys teammates Coen Hess and Gavin Cooper also appeared to have benefited from the Maroons' famous loyalty card after being retained.
But Queensland coach Kevin Walters was confident the Cowboys trio could ditch their team's disappointing NRL form and step up in Origin at a packed MCG.
"I am not concerned at all about those three guys," Walters said.
"If you look at their individual performances I think Michael has been much better in the last couple of weeks.
"Gavin Cooper is always a very steady player and gets the job done, and Coen Hess has been playing 80 minutes on the edge for the Cowboys."
"I am sure they will be very effective for us."