The Glasby journey: From Rocky to Origin
He may not get the headlines or fanfare every week but Tim Glasby deserves his Origin spot as much as anyone.
Glasby is now in line to make his Origin debut next Wednesday night after being selected by Queensland for Game II of this year's series.
The 28-year-old has been rewarded for his flawless consistency, having been a mainstay of Craig Bellamy's forward pack for the last three seasons.
A rock-solid prop from Rockhampton, Glasby spent time as part of the Penrith Panthers' Under-20s program.
With no NRL opportunity arising there, he returned north where he played for the CQ Capras in the Queensland Cup competition.
It was during that time that he was spotted by Storm recruiters and he soon made the decision to move south.
Glasby arrived in Melbourne back in 2013 where he played two games during his rookie season.
Another 13 more followed the following year before he stepped up to play every game of the 2015 season.
From there he began to register on Queensland's radar, earning selection in the Maroons emerging Origin squad for the last two years.
Monday's announcement is just-reward for Glasby who has become one of the NRL's premiere workhorses.
The one stat that sums up how much effort he brings is the fact he averages one tackle every minute and 40 seconds he is on the field.
That number even trumps his skipper and bona fide tackling machine Cameron Smith.
So it is no wonder that Maroons selectors have turned to Glasby to solve their defensive troubles up the middle.
He is the player that will give you 100 per cent, 100 per cent of the time.
Now, he gets the chance to showcase that on arguably rugby league's biggest stage and the entire purple army will be cheering him on the whole way.