100 Best Origin Moments #74
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.
74. Game Two, 1992: An Allan Langer field goal gives Queensland a 5–4 victory
Down 1-0 in the series and with prop Martin Bella and five-eighth Peter Jackson sin-binned by Bill Harrigan for backchat, Queensland found themselves well and truly up against it when the Blues travelled to Lang Park for Game 2 of the 1992 series. With a try to Maroons debutant Billy Moore being matched by two penalty goals from NSW winger Rod Wishart, scores were locked at 4-4 at halftime, and stayed that way until the 78th minute as both outfits muscled up in defence. With just 66 seconds remaining, little Alfie Langer stepped up to steer one of the wobblier drop punts you'll see through the sticks for the first field goal of his top grade career, and keep the Cane Toads alive heading into Game Three.