100 Best Origin Moments #56
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.
56. Game Two, 2013: Sam Thaiday scores early
Stung by the Blues win in Game One at ANZ Stadium, particularly by the one-two combination Paul Gallen landed on the chin of Maroons back-rower Nate Myles, San Thaiday's try in just in the second minute of play got the Queenslanders off to the best possible start as they aimed to square the series. Running off a Cooper Cronk short ball, Thaiday's surge through a gap the size of a small house set the tone for the Cane Toads as they powered to a comfortable 26-6 win.