While New South Wales and Queensland fight for State of Origin supremacy on the field, a battle off the field is helping to raise money for sick children.
Glenorie baker Rob Pirina is back this year with Pie of Origin, now in its third year, to raise money for The Children's Hospital at Westmead.
Mr Pirinia kicked off Origin fever in the lead up to Game II tonight at ANZ Stadium by visiting the children and their families with a giant meat pie and free "Go the Blues" cupcakes.
''It's a place that is close to my heart, and we would like to do everything we can to support these kids," Mr Pirinia said.
Many of the children at Westmead have never seen a Blues victory with Queensland asserting dominance over the last eight years. Mr Pirinia hopes this year will be the year NSW takes back Origin.
"I'm putting smiles on the kid's faces. Now it's up to Laurie and the boys to put smiles on the faces of everyone else in NSW," he said.
■ To donate to The Children's Hospital at Westmead as part of Pie of Origin, purchase a pie from either the Glenorie Bakery Cafe, Drummoyne's Bakehouse Cafe, Pierre's Patisserie and Cafe at Turramurra or Australia's Outback Cafe at Windsor.