When he runs into Accor Stadium tonight, Daly Cherry-Evans will break the record for the seventh consecutive game in Queensland.
Cherry-Evans will play his 16th game in a row at the back, surpassing Alfie Langer’s record of almost three decades.
DCE missed the first two games of the 2018 series, but hasn’t missed one since.
“It’s good, it’s not lost on me in the company I’m in,” Peter Psaltis told 4BC’s Wide World of Sports Radio on Tuesday night.
“I am very happy and proud that I have stayed this long.
“It’s one of those things, you don’t play this. I play because I love the game, I love representing my family, I love representing the state of Queensland, and when these things start happening, I love representing the state of Queensland. I guess I don’t know what that really means but it’s another opportunity to represent the state and the family mine.
“I’m very lucky – I’m the luckiest person in Queensland. I’m going to be the captain, I’m running first, and even though we’re not running at Suncorp … proud to lead the Queensland side to do something special.”
Langer, who works alongside Cherry-Evans as an assistant coach for the Maroons, said he deserved the credit.
“Playing 16 Origins in a row as a fly-half shows that Daly is a good player and that he prepares well,” he told AAP.
“Daly is a great competitor who has gone through a lot to get to where he is now.
“He was in and out of the side but he kept turning and playing hard. He forced his way back.
“I think his captaincy has been second to none. We have a lot of young guys coming through and Daly has been a great leader and leader for Queensland.
“As soon as he puts on the Maroons jersey he lifts and brings all the boys.”