100 Best Origin Moments #47
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 Superplays.
47. Game One, 2001: Carl Webb powers his way over for a key try just before half-time
With 10 debutants in the Maroons side, Wayne Bennett's men were the butt of plenty of jokes south of the border in the lead-up to Game One against a NSW outfit that had run up a 56-16 cricket score in the previous year's final Origin clash, but it was the Cane Toads who had the last laugh at Suncorp with a resounding 34-16 victory. Highlighting the Queenslanders aggressive, brash approach was the barnstorming four-pointer from 21-year-old reserve prop Carl Webb, who powered through would-be tacklers Jason Croker and Jamie Ainscough to score a decisive try three minutes out from halftime.