New South Wales is either the boy who cried wolf, saying over and over that there's a predator laying in wait, or Pinocchio, telling the world they can win next year's Origin series.
NSW will make you believe anything you want to believe. But they can't win Origin. They don't even "get" Origin according to former champion Andrew Johns.
They don't know how to win and it seems like they don't want to win. Perhaps the participation trophy is enough for them.
Jonathon Thurston played Game II with a smashed shoulder and won the game for Queensland. He'll never play Origin again but his legacy is complete.
What legacy does NSW have? Will anyone ever believe them when they say they're a chance?