100 Best Origin Moments #43
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 Emotions.
43. Game One, 2007. Crowd of 52,948 is record for Queensland match
Fresh off the back of their first series win in four attempts in 2006, the QRL took just seven minutes to sell 10,000 tickets and four hours to sell out Suncorp Stadium for Game One in 2007, and the record crowd was treated to a classic Queensland comeback for their troubles. Trailing 18-6 at halftime, the Maroons piled on 19 unanswered points after Jarryd Hayne had scored a remarkable try on debut, while Melbourne prop Antonio Kaufusi suffered a season-ending knee injury in what proved to be his only Origin appearance.