100 Best Origin Moments #87
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 Superstars.
87. Game Two, 1989: Wally Lewis scores his most famous Origin try
Wally Lewis's try in Origin II in 1989 not only captures just how great The King was but what the Origin spirit does for a team in a time of need. By the end of the game the Maroons had only 12 men left on the field after the likes of Vautin, Meninga, Hancock, Lindner and Langer left the field of play. Lewis try capped off a brilliant win for the Queenslanders and only came when The Axe Trevor Gillmeister crunched his opposition defender into making an error. Lewis, after being passed the scraps, ran diagonally over 30 metres towards the corner, brushing off attention from NSW fullback Garry Jack, to score a famous try that left him and thousands of others double fist-pumping in victory.