His State of Origin future may be in doubt but Queensland prop Nate Myles will still have a huge influence on Wednesday night's game two in Sydney.
The Maroons will field their most inexperienced front row since 1995 when rookie Jarrod Wallace packs down with Dylan Napa, who is playing in just his second Origin match, at ANZ Stadium.
Wallace said lessons learned from 32-Origin veteran Myles during the Maroons game one camp had provided much needed guidance ahead of his Queensland debut.
Myles' Origin days appear numbered after he was axed as part of seven changes made in the wake of Queensland's record 28-4 game one loss in Brisbane, the biggest team shake-up in 15 years.
'I didn't know Nate too well before but when he was there he took charge of all the young forwards and helped out the boys a lot, especially Napa because he was starting,' Gold Coast prop Wallace said.