100 Best Origin Moments #64
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.
64. Game Three, 2002: Dane Carlaw scores a late try to secure Queensland a draw that is enough for the Maroons to keep the Origin trophy.
There are few men who can say they were truly responsible for winning a State of Origin series for their state and the unlikely Dane Carlaw was one of them in 2002. With a minute left in the game and 40 metres to run, Carlaw palmed off former Eels winger Jason Moodie and sprinted away downfield. Though Blues fullback Brett Hodgson would have a crack at stopping the Broncos back-rower from scoring Carlaw was able to secure a draw for Queensland – enough to keep Gordon Tallis happy and enough to keep the Origin shield for another year.