100 Best Origin Moments #45
Staff Writers NRL.com Wed, Jun 11, 2014 - 6:00 AM
Game One of this year's Holden State of Origin Series marks the 100th clash between fierce rugby league rivals New South Wales and Queensland. To mark the occasion NRL.com is reliving 100 of the most iconic moments of the past 34 years of this compelling contest. Right through to Game Three on July 9, we'll publish videos of the Milestones, Superstars, Gamebreakers, Superplays, Heroes, Emotions and Controversy - all of the exciting elements that have made Origin the most-watched spectacle in rugby league. This week: Origin's Greatest Superplays.
45. Game One, 1984: A 40-metre field goal completes a masterly first 40 minutes by Wally Lewis.
Yet to hold the shield aloft after four years of State of Origin, NSW signalled a change in approach to the interstate series, excusing players from club duties the weekend prior to the game and entering an intensive training camp before Game One. It was to no avail however, as Wally Lewis turned on a first-half masterclass with a try and a field goal after the half time hooter to lead the Maroons to a resounding 29-12 win and another series win in the following game.