Jack Wighton's Canberra teammates expect the Blues centre to continue his red-hot form when he re-joins the Green Machine later this week ahead of their clash with Parramatta in Darwin.
The versatile Raider was outstanding for NSW in Origin II, racking up 145 metres, five tackle breaks, one line-break and a try assist in the left centre position.
It was a complete performance from Wighton but Elliott Whitehead knows the 26-year-old will quickly re-set his focus to the Eels.
"I had all the confidence with him playing there, you can put him anywhere in that backline and he'd do a job," Whitehead said.
"He got the ball and ran hard and had some good carries and some tough yardage gains there but I'm sure now he'll just be focusing on doing the job for us against Parramatta."
Wighton's halves partner Aidan Sezer will be one of the biggest beneficiaries from the customary spike in form experienced by winning players at State of Origin level.
After keeping the Eels scoreless back in round five, Sezer said Wighton's presence without the ball will be just as crucial on Saturday.
"You saw after the first Origin, Jacko came back against the Tigers and he was one of our best players," Sezer said.
"He really leads by example with his defence and his aggression and I thought he was good in the left centre spot for the Blues.
"He's a natural footballer who can slot in anywhere where they put him, so it was good to see him play well and get his first win in Origin."
Parramatta will be out to keep their solid record at Darwin's TIO Stadium intact, having won four of five at the venue.
The Raiders are chasing four straight after wins over Cronulla, Wests Tigers and the Bulldogs and have the extra incentive of having another bye to come.
"I'm expecting a really high energy team, they had a few players in rep round and they'll be bringing that enthusiasm back to their squad," said fullback Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad.
"We'll look back at that game (in round five) and learn from some of the positives.
"But I was looking back at that game from about 10 weeks ago and they're a totally different side and so are we."
Nicoll-Klokstad used the week off to watch the Cook Islands in action, with the time away from the rigours of training and mentally preparing doing wonders for the 23-year-old ahead of the second half of the season.
"It was different sitting on the sidelines watching the (Cook Islands) game, I was pretty confident they were going to do a good job and they didn't disappoint," he said.
"There's a few boys I've known for a few years and I was really happy for them to get their shot.
"It was nice to rest the body but more the mind knowing you didn’t have to be on the ball all week leading into a game."
Nicoll-Klokstad admitted he doesn't look at his personal stats too much but his attacking flair at the back can be quantified.
Averaging five tackle breaks a game this season, the emerging star said he still has to pinch himself he is living his dream in the NRL.
"It's been different, it's been more expectations, the cameras, the crowds but the NRL is every kid's dream and for me to do it week in, week out I've been very blessed in a way," he said.