100 Best Origin Moments #13
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.
13. QLD records biggest victory with 36-6 shellacking at Lang Park in 1989
It was a dream debut for Brisbane's Mick Hancock and the stuff of nightmares for Supercoach Jack Gibson who was coaching in his first interstate series. At just 19 Hancock bagged two tries for the Maroons as the likes of Meninga, Lewis and man of the match Martin Bella ran roughshod over a Blues side that featured future NSW legends Laurie Daley, Brad Clyde, Paul Sironen and Glenn Lazarus all in their first interstate match. Broncos three-quarter Chris Johns became the first New South Welshmen to represent the state while playing for a Queensland based club, but only a late try to Andrew Ettingshausen saved the Blues debutants the ignominy of being held scoreless for the first time in an Origin match.