100 Best Origin Moments #10
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 Milestones.
10. Game One, 1984: Kerry Boustead scores Queensland's first hat-trick
Just one game after Chris Anderson scored the first ever Origin hat-trick. One of Queensland's finest struck back with three tries of his own in the 1984 series opener at the Cauldron. Boustead was Johnny on the spot for the first in collecting a spilled Wally Lewis bomb, Boustead treated a raucous crowd to a sight synonymous with the little man, pinning the ears back from 40 metres out and flying past the Blues cover defence. His third came again from a pin-point cross field kick by man of the match Lewis, icing the Maroons sixth win from seven starts on home turf and setting them on the way to another series victory.