100 Best Origin Moments #20
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 Heroes.
20. Game Two, 1994 Glenn Lazarus scores the first Origin try at the MCG
It's doubtful there was a first try-scorers market back in 1994 when Origin made its debut at the most famous sporting ground in Australia, but if there were you could bet your bottom dollar that Glenn Lazarus would've been at the bottom of it. Affectionately known as the Brick with Eyes, Lazarus powered through Queensland prop and Broncos club mate Andrew Gee for the first ever four pointer on the hallowed MCG turf in the ninth minute, laying the platform for a resounding 14-0 win that tied the series up 1-all before Phil Gould's men ventured north to clinch the decider two weeks later.