100 Best Origin Moments #69
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.
69. Game Two, 1985: Brett Kenny’s try that sealed the match and the series.
After four long years of defeat, New South Wales finally tasted the sweet taste of a State of Origin series victory thanks to the special hands (and feet) of five-eighth Brett Kenny. With the ball travelling from Mario Fenech to Steve Mortimer, Kenny was giving a standard pass from his halfback before lifting his hand of the ball in what appeared to be an unintentional dummy from the No. 6. Realising that a hole had opened up, Kenny stepped off his right foot past Wally Lewis and squeezed his way between two Maroons defenders to score and secure a series winning 21-14 scoreline.