Having come so close to achieving his Origin dream last week, Jordan McLean is motivated to make it happen in the near future.

McLean was named a reserve in Laurie Daly’s NSW side for Game I.

He completed the warm up on Suncorp Stadium but with no last minute injuries McLean watched on as the Blues took a 1-0 series lead.

It was all part of the 10-day experience that only added to the rapid development of the 25-year-old.

“It was really enjoyable,” McLean said.

“To get to know a few new faces was a great experience and hopefully I can be a part of that a bit more.

“It was just making sure you’re doing your job when you are there, learning to relax but making sure that when it is time to go, to be ready.”

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McLean was dominant off the bench for Melbourne on Friday night, running for 141 metres in just 35 minutes of playing time.

However he knows this week it will take a complete team effort to knock off the Sharks on their own paddock this Thursday night.

“They will come out flying. We need to be on our best defensive game, we need all 17 players out there having a dig,” McLean said.

“(The Sharks) have got a lot of leaders in their team so I am sure it will go down to the last minute.”