100 Best Origin Moments #71
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.
71. Game One, 1990: Only try of the game is magnificent, scored by NSW’s Mark McGaw.
This try is almost indescribable but we will give it a crack. New South Wales were able to secure an 8-0 opening win to the series thanks to a miraculous Mark McGaw try – the only four pointer of the match. It started with Laurie Daley who passed it off to a racing McGaw. With a man around his legs McGaw offloaded the pill to Andrew Ettingshausen. With defence looming the Blues fullback passed the ball on to Benny Elias who lobbed the ball with a one-handed pass to Ricky Walford. With Queensland fullback Gary Belcher seemingly tackling the winger, Walford managed to get a magnificent offload away to McGaw who caught the ball with his fingertips to score one of the greatest tries you're ever likely to see.