Tom Wright sat back in awe on Wednesday night as Tom Trbojevic tore Queensland to shreds in the State of Origin opener.
Like all NSW fans, the Brumbies flyer rejoiced every time Turbo went for a sweeping run, and took particular delight in every technically copybook tackle brother Jake was making in the engine room.
Wright knows the Trbojevic boys better than most, having played five NRL matches for Manly back in 2018 before moving to the Brumbies and forging his rugby union career.
"Big Tommy gets all the credit but Jakey's there doing all the tough stuff too," Wright said.
"They'll be pretty sore this morning but I think they deserved every bit of last [Wednesday] night, they were pretty incredible.
"He [Trbojevic] is honestly one of a kind. They threw him in at centre last night and he was jumping around everywhere on the field.
"He gave Queensland a fair headache. Two more games I think probably two more headaches coming."
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Like Trbojevic, Wright is expected to have something of a roving backline role against the Highlanders on Friday night - an opportunity he can't wait to take on.
"That mentality is something not just me but anyone can take, you can do whatever you please on the field if you've got that licence," Wright said.
"He [Trbojevic] showed last night if you get given that licence, take it by both hands, pretty deadly. He just wants to be in the game all the time.
"I don't think anything's prescribed for him. I saw Freddy [NSW coach Brad Fittler] saying he doesn't tell him what to do.
"He just says you're wearing this number on your back, go and do whatever you want."
Wright is back in the starting side after being named on the bench last weekend.