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Pearcey will take a lot out of tonights game against the Maroons.

No doubt he will bring back a touch more experience and hopefully an Origin series win.

The number seven will lead the Blues around the park for the 11th time tonight, but it was an experience last Friday night, when Pearce was ineligible to take the field for the Roosters, which may really come back to help the Tricolours in 2013.

Speaking exclusively to the Roosters the day of the game, Pearce talked glowingly of his experience on the sidelines last Friday night when he was forced to watch the Tricolours go to work against the Bulldogs.

"I thought the side played awesome, the forwards were powerful but what I really got out of it was the chance to see our team in action from a different angle," he said.

"I really think I learnt a lot watching from the sideline and picked up a number of things I hadn't noticed before."

" Over the last few weeks I think we have developed a tendency to overplay our hand a little bit but last week we definitely went back to the simple and hard footy we should be playing."

"We have enough good players and firepower to just concentrate on the simple things and if we do that the points will come, and the job will get done."

It didn't matter what angle you watched last Friday's game from, Daniel Mortimer's performance under pressure was unbelievable and Pearce was full of praise for his counterpart.

"I was so happy for Morts, he played awesome and you know he could do the job at halfback for a number of NRL clubs so all the boys were pumped when he re-signed and committed to the club."

Of course conversation soon turned to the battle at hand tonight for Pearce, and his two rooster team mates, to finally win an Origin series.

Like all the NSW players this season Pearce made note of the relaxed atmosphere inside the Blues camp, but did admit to there being a slightly different feel to the game one build up.

"There is a similar routine this time around, we just relax but when we train we train hard," he said.

"This time there is a bit more excitement though because we know if we win this game we win the whole thing."

It's no surprise that much of the end result tonight will be dependant on Pearce's performance and he is confident he knows what the team has to do, to return victorious.

"We just have to kick well and make sure we dominate field position, that will be our base and we have to work from there."

"It is all about limiting their opportunities."

For a second camp in a row, Pearcey is rooming with his good mate James Maloney and despite the obvious love affair going on between the two, he was far from complimentary when asked what he's like to sleep next to for a week.

"Jimmy snores terribly which is annoying," was his simple response.

So is the funny man switched on 24/7 or can he have some down time?

"I think he's only funny when there's a crowd around."

Well hopefully Pearcey and Jimmy are having the last laugh in front of a massive crowd tonight.
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