100 Best Origin Moments #1
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. (Watch it here or on the m-site video section.) This week: Origin's Greatest Milestones.
1980 – Greg Brentnall scores the first SOO try
NSW and Canterbury winger Greg Brentnall had the honour of scoring State of Origin's first try, diving over in the left-hand corner of Lang Park after great lead-up work from teammates Graham Eadie and Mick Cronin as the ball went through eight pairs of hands before finding the Wagga product out wide. Brentnall went on to play three more games for NSW and 13 Tests for Australia before retiring at just 26 due to chronic injuries, but remains etched into Origin history thanks to this iconic try.