100 Best Origin Moments #61
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 Gamebreakers.
61. Game One, 2004: Shaun Timmins wins the game with a golden-point field goal
Shaun Timmins experienced the best and worst of Origin, all in the space of 82 minutes as the Blues won the first ever interstate clash to be decided in golden point in the 2004 series opener. Having come up with a bad miss on Maroons halfback Scott Prince as he scored the opening try, Timmins made amends with a four-pointer of his own after the break when he snuck over the line from close range. Then with scores locked at 8-all at full-time, the Kiama junior kicked just the second field goal of his career to clinch the game for the New South Welshman after halfback Craig Gower had earlier missed three attempts in a row.