100 Best Origin Moments #83
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 Controversy.
83. Game Two, 1988: Wally Lewis is sin-binned, leading to the crowd throwing cans onto Lang Park
Queenslanders don't waste beer for no good reason but when one of their own, especially 'The King' Wally Lewis for that matter, gets sent to the sin-bin then you're going to have some dissent from the crowd. It escalated when Phil Daley and Greg Conescu had some choice words (and punches) for one another but it went one step further when Lewis sprinted in and made his presence known. Referee Mick Stone saw red and sent Lewis to the bin and the Queensland locals made sure they got their perspectives of the decision across. It didn't affect the Maroons though as they ran away with a 3-0 whitewash over the Blues.