Queensland captain Daly Cherry-Evans has floated the idea of retiring from representative football after winning back-to-back Origin series.
The Manly halfback has been instrumental in the Maroons jersey ever since debuting in 2013 but has seemingly aged like fine win in the outfit.
In Game 2 on Wednesday, he provided the first try assist of the night with a pinpoint kick and would go on to deliver a herculean try-saving effort chasing down Stephen Crichton near the end of the first half.
Games away from registering 300 NRL first-grade games, Cherry-Evans floated the idea of retirement after the victory.
“As I get older the thought of retirement definitely starts to float through your head, but then I go in to camp and I get around the boys and I play,” Cherry-Evans said.
“I just love it so much, I just don't know if I can let it go just yet. But I don't want to hang on too long.”
Despite being awarded his Maroons debut in 2013, he was axed from the side in 2015, only to be recalled for Game 3 in 2018.
Since then, he hasn't missed a game and has been one of the most influential players in the team.
“There's always a lot to think about when you get a bit older but for as long as I am the right man for the job, I'll keep playing for Queensland,” Cherry-Evans said.
“When the time comes and I need to step aside, I'll be extremely proud of what I've been able to achieve in this side.
“I'm a very proud Queenslander, a very proud captain of Queensland.”