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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 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.

11. Game Three, 1999: First drawn game in the wet at Lang Park Game Three

It took two decades of nailbiting contests for the interstate contest to finally throw up a drawn series. It happened in 1999, with Queensland taking the opener 9-8 at Lang Park and the Blues hitting back 12-8 at the Sydney Football Stadium. Torrential rain turned Lang Park into a swamp for the decider, with the two desperate sides bashing out a heart-stopping 10-all draw in atrocious conditions. With Queensland hanging on, knowing their 2-1 triumph in 1998 would see them retain the trophy with a draw, NSW launched a final assault at their line. When fullback Robbie Ross couldn't handle a Laurie Daley inside ball 23 seconds from full-time all of Queensland breathed a collective sigh of relief.

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