100 Best Origin Moments #84
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.
84. Game Two, 1999: Gorden Tallis and Terry Hill face off in an image that would be used in promotional posters for years to come
Terry Hill was an absolute larrikin in his day. Known for his hilarious antics on and off the field you would not expect the centre to get fired up in such a way to even fathom the thought of going toe-to-toe with one of the toughest forwards the game had to offer in the late 90's. Hill however did in an instance in Origin history that would be used to promote the game for years to come. The moment came from Hill making a half break downfield when the centre was cleaned up by Queensland firebrand Gorden Tallis in a tackle that included a bit of niggle. It was no laughing matter for Hill as the tackle escalated to a push-and-shove and the picturesque moment of the two grasping one another's jersey, nose-to-nose demonstrates still to this day the absolute fierceness that comes with Origin.