100 Best Origin Moments #58
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.
58. Game Two, 2006: Adam Mogg's two try performance
With the Blues having won the previous three series in a row and Game One courtesy of a last-ditch field goal from halfback Brett Finch, the Maroons had their backs to wall heading into Origin II at Suncorp Stadium. With future superstar Greg Inglis out injured, Raiders outside back Adam Mogg was given one of the unlikeliest call-ups in Origin history, and promptly bagged himself a double on debut as Queensland swept to a resounding 30-6 victory. Mogg added another try in Game Three, his only other appearance in the Origin arena, to finish his career with a strike-rate of better than a try a game.