He hasn't played Origin since Game 3 in 2015 and he's one of the very few that has been part of a Origin winning series for NSW.
And now Trent Merrin is backing himself for Origin in 2018 on the back of a fantastic opening period for the Penrith Panthers.
The versatile former Dragon, has formed a devastating partnership with neighbour Reagan Campbell-Gillard helping the Panthers to a 6 & 2 record after a drama-filled pre season.
Now, with Origin right around the corner Merrin wants back in the cauldron of Origin.
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Listen to the FULL chat with Trent Merrin where he spoke of his heated Friday night against David Klemmer, the annoying Jimmy Maloney and the #MoveOutOfYourHead movement.