The New South Wales team go into Wednesday nights State of Origin Game One knowing the injury hit Maroons have never been riper for the taking.

The Maroons go into the game without three of the worlds all time greats in Johnathon Thurston, Greg Inglis and Matt Scott.

Blues coach Laurie Daley (pictured) though knows just how dangerous the Queensland team is when they’re down and he’ll be at pains to remind his team of just how deep runs the Queensland spirit.