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100 Best Origin Moments #46

Staff Writers NRL.com Wed, Jun 11, 2014 - 12:00 PM

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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.

46. Game One, 2013: Michael Jennings's try

With a new coach in Laurie Daley and a squad featuring four debutants in Blake Ferguson, James Maloney, Andrew Fifita and Josh Reynolds, the Blues shot out of the blocks in Game One at a near-capacity ANZ Stadium, with  Michael Jennings' brilliant individual try three minutes out from the break the capstone on a whirlwind first half from NSW. Seizing on a Robbie Farah grubber that had rebounded off the Maroons defence, Jennings first accelerated past two pursuers before making a bee line for the white stripe, jinking, ducking and weaving his way through despite the efforts of Cooper Cronk, Billy Slater and Corey Parker to send the Blues into the sheds up 14-0, a lead they stoutly defended to claim the 2013 series opener.