After the bitter blow of losing to Queensland Maroons in Brisbane first time out, a thumping 38-6 victory for the Blues in Game II was a stark contrast.
Yet ahead of this week's crucial game, Queensland can point to having won on four of their last seven visits to the former Olympic Stadium, while they also possess a supreme recent record in deciding games.
We look at key facts and figures with the help of Opta numbers ahead of Game III.
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2 - The last seven State of Origin games at ANZ Stadium have been decided by an average margin of just two points per game, with each settled by a margin of no more than four in that span.
3 - Queensland are winless in their last three State of Origin games outside Queensland. The last time they went longer without a win outside their home state was an 11-game stretch from 1999 to 2006 (D1, L10).
7 - Queensland have won the last seven State of Origin deciders in succession, with 2005 the last time they lost a decider.
8 - Queensland have won game three in eight of the last nine State of Origin series. The only time they lost in that span was in 2016, which was the last time game three was held at ANZ Stadium.
15 - Gerard Sutton is set to referee his 15th consecutive State of Origin game, three more than any other referee in the history of the competition (Bill Harrigan – 12 consecutive matches 2000-2003).
47 - James Tedesco (New South Wales) has made the most carries (47), gained the most metres over the advantage line (376), made the most offloads (5) and produced the most try assists (3) of any player in the 2019 State of Origin series.
49 - New South Wales' Jake Trbojevic has made 49 tackles thus far in State of Origin 2019, the most of any player who is yet to miss a single attempt.