100 Best Origin Moments #51
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.
51. Game Three, 2005: Matt King's hat-trick
While Matt King will always be remembered for one of the better afros to grace a rugby league field, a streamlined King claimed the Brad Fittler Medal for best Blues player in a series in 2005 in just his second full year of first grade with a rapid-fire hat trick in NSW's resounding 32-10 win at Suncorp Stadium. King took just half an hour to rack up his treble with tries in the 31st, 47th and 64th minutes as the Blues claimed their third series win on the trot in front of 52,496 very quiet Queenslanders