100 Best Origin Moments #90
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.
90. Game Two, 2004: Billy Slater scores a double 'kick-and-chase' try
Ray Warren called it one of the best Origin tries you are ever likely to see and who are we to doubt Rabs? It was all thanks to a 20-year-old Billy Slater who two days from his 21st birthday solidified his place in the Queensland Origin team to this very day. A sweet grubber from Darren Lockyer through to Slater literally kicked off proceedings, with the then winger scooping it up and racing away. With a one-on-one showdown with NSW's Anthony Minichiello looming, Slater seamlessly raced towards the outside of the fullback before chipping back in the inside to get around his opposition to score one of the more memorable tries ever scored in the Origin arena.