They may have won six successive State of Origin series, but NSW assistant coach Trent Barrett claims Queensland will be feeling as much pressure as the Blues on Wednesday.
NSW have only ever prevailed in a decider played in Brisbane on two occasions, but Barrett believes the build-up to the Suncorp Stadium encounter is as good as any he has been involved in.
The injury to back-rower Glenn Stewart has been the only issue to affect the Blues, with Queensland's usually flawless preparations being disrupted by the loss of Billy Slater to injury and the axing of David Taylor amidst reports the giant back-rower is dealing with personal issues.
Barrett insists Ricky Stuart's players are under no illusions as to the size of the task facing them at Suncorp Stadium, but said there is a relaxed feeling around the group.
"You are always worried about players in their team,'' Barrett said in Brisbane on Monday.
"There's (Cameron) Smith, (Greg) Inglis, (Cooper) Cronk .... some of the best players in the world and we have huge respect for them.
"It's no fluke that they've won six series in a row. But we've got a good team, a brave team, and believe we can do a job.''
Stuart gave his players Monday off after arriving in Brisbane on Sunday night following a two-hour flight delay from Sydney.
The team will go through a final work-out at Suncorp Stadium on Tuesday and Barrett said there's little more the coaching staff can do ahead of one of the most eagerly awaited Origin fixtures for years.
"We have to win at all costs. It's up to us to stop their dominance,'' he said.
"They're under just as much pressure as us. It is a big game in front of a huge crowd. There is a lot riding on it.
"They have a lot of good players, but our defence has been good. We played very well in game two and we were pretty good in game one.''