Ah, what's an Origin series without a NSW halves dilemma? You're already thinking it, we can see it in your eyes - don't pick him again. As much as you hate it, Pearce's name will be on Fittler's list. Stepping up in his new role in the first few rounds, Pearce seems to have steered the Knights in the right direction, keeping them composed in the late stages to help close out games. It's been a decent start, but word is Fittler is looking elsewhere to avoid a repeat of the past decade. If Newcastle get a few more wins on the board though, who knows?