100 Best Origin Moments #72
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.
72. Game One, 2005: Matt Bowen intercepts a Brett Kimmorley pass in extra time to win the game for Queensland.
However sad it may be, Brett Kimmorley won't be remembered for the good times earlier in his Origin career thanks to a certain intercept pass he threw in Game I, 2005.The pass that Queenslanders fondly remember occurred three minutes into golden point with the scores locked at 20-all. With the halfback attempting to chance his arm in his own half, Kimmorley attempted a long-range pass out wide. What happened next would change the way New South Welshmen looked at Kimmorley for the rest of his representative career as a young Matthew Bowen plucked the ball out of the air to run 30 metres downfield, securing a 24-20 victory for Queensland.