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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 Heroes.

29. Game Three, 1988 First Qld clean sweep

Queensland were dominant in every aspect of the 1988 series, mirroring their counterparts efforts two years earlier to sweep the series 3-0 for the first time. Despite entering Game One without talismanic skipper Wally Lewis, who had recorded eight Man of the Match awards in 21 matches, for the first time in Origin history, pint-sized halfback Allan Langer turned in a vintage two-try performance of his own to lead the Maroons to a 26-18 win at the new Sydney Football Stadium. Having wrapped up the series with a 16-6 win on home turf, Queensland then put the Blues to the sword in Game Three with seven tries, including a double to big Slammin' Sam Backo.

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