A hattrick to Nathan Cleary in tonight's clash between the Panthers and the Warriors has already stirred talk that this could be the solution to NSW's Origin problems.
"The thing with Cleary is that every week he leads the stats for halfbacks taking the line on," Triple M's Dan Ginnane said.
"He loves running down the middle.
"I know what you'll be talking about on Triple M Saturday NRL Wendell - is this kid the bloke to replace Mitchell Pearce in the NSW team."
"As a Queenslander, I hope not," Triple M's Wendell Sailor said.
"But mate, why wouldn't you throw him in there? Just get him in there!"