100 Best Origin Moments #53
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.
53. Game Three, 1983: Queensland surge to a 33–0 lead as they win the series in devastating style.
It was billed as the clash of the decade after a NSW team containing eight members of the Eels 1982 premiership winning side had squared the series with a 10-6 victory at the SCG in Game Two, but Wally Lewis turned in yet another brilliant performance at Lang Park to see the Maroons skip out to a 21-0 lead at halftime. Midway through the second half the Queenslanders led by an incredible 33-0 margin, before four late tries from NSW saw a final score of 43-22, the Cane Toads biggest victory in an interstate contest since 1955.