100 Best Origin Moments #62
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.
62. Game One, 1994: Mark Coyne’s miracle last-minute try
Who better than Ray Warren, the voice of rugby league, to sum up Origin's most replayed moment? "That's not a try, that's a miracle!" bellowed Rabbs as Mark Coyne slid through two defenders to score one of the greatest tries in the game's history. Down 12-4 with five minutes remaining, Queensland first drew within striking distance through a try from winger Willie Carne, before pulling out one last desperate play that went through eight pairs of hands, worked its way from one sideline to the other and back again before culminating in Coyne's iconic touchdown with seconds left on the clock to give the Maroons an astounding 16-12 win in front of over 40,000 gobsmacked NSW fans.