100 Best Origin Moments #88
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.
88. Game Two, 1991: Cartwright offload for Clyde's run that leads to McGaw's try that sets up O'Connor's winning conversion
By now as we travel down memory lane you would have seen Michael O'Connor's famous game-winning sideline conversion but does anyone realise the groundwork by two famous New South Welshmen prior to Mark McGaw's try and O'Connor's subsequent conversion. You see if it wasn't for current Titans coach John Cartwright and two-time Clive Churchill medallist Bradley Clyde, New South Wales wouldn't have been in the position they were. In the pouring rain, Cartwright was handed the ball from the ruck. With two defenders on him and falling to the ground, Cartwright offloaded to Clyde who broke away from two others and made it just mere metres away from the try-line from there they threw it out wide and the rest, as they say, is history.