Could this be the year?


Its the question NSW fans have been asking over the past few years, as the Blues look to break Queenslands record seven-year dominance.


Wests Tigers Captain Robbie Farah will pull on the sky blue jersey for the sixth time tonight following an impressive 2012 series and also a good run of form at Club level.


NSW supporters are hoping that Farah can lift to another level and bring the trophy back south of the border for the first time since 2005.


Looking back at the successful 2005 campaign, NSW were led around the park by another inspirational and experienced hooker, Danny Buderus.


This is something Farah will look to replicate this year.


Buderus played 21 Origins, with his dominance as NSW hooker spacing eight years whilst also playing 24 Tests for Australia.


Michael Ennis and Farah battled it out for the vacant role following Buderus departure in 2008, with this year being first series that the number nine jersey hasnt had a question mark over it.


This question mark was erased when Coach Laurie Daley handed Farah the vice-captaincy in the lead up to this years series.


Whilst Paul Gallen will again be Captain, Farah will play a key leadership role amongst the younger players in the squad, something he has experienced this year at the Wests Tigers.


In Game 2 of last year, Farah made an astounding 63 tackles breaking the previous record of 60 held by Dallas Johnson. This amazing feat was crucial in the 16-12 victory that sent the series into a decider.


Blues fans need no reminder of the heartbreak that followed, with a Cooper Cronk field goal sealing victory for Queensland at Suncorp Stadium.


With two games at ANZ Stadium this year, its an opportunity that the Blues need to take as they contemplate their eighth-straight series loss.


Send your good luck message to Robbie on twitter: @robbiefarah


NSW Origin Side to play Queensland:

1.Jarryd Hayne

2.Brett Morris

3.Michael Jennings

4.Josh Morris

5.Blake Ferguson

6.James Maloney

7.Mitchell Pearce

8.Paul Gallen (c)

9.Robbie Farah (vc)

10.James Tamou

11.Ryan Hoffman

12.Luke Lewis

13.Greg Bird


14.Andrew Fifita

15.Josh Reynolds

16.Trent Merrin

17.Anthony Watmough