100 Best Origin Moments #44
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.
44. Game One, 1995: Billy Moore chants ‘Queenslander!’ as the teams come back on the field for the second half
Unable to call on a bevy of superstars including the likes of Allan Langer, Kevin Walters, Steve Renouf due to the Super League War, a no-frills Queensland side needed everything they could get their hands on to overcome a NSW outfit that nine internationals to the Maroons one in veteran winger-cum-five eighth Dale Shearer. And tough-as-teak lock Billy Moore provided it and a bit of Origin folklore, screaming 'Queenslander' in an effort to inspire his teammates as they walked down the SFS tunnel to commence a second half in which they repelled numerous NSW attacking waves to win the first and only try-less Origin match and produce one of the biggest upsets in rugby league history.