100 Best Origin Moments #92
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.
92. Game Three, 2002: Gorden Tallis does a 'rag doll' tackle on NSW's Brett Hodgson
You would be mistaken to think that Gorden Tallis was a hammer thrower in another life following his efforts in the 2002 series decider. Brett Hodgson won't forget the moment when he tried to get outside the Raging Bull. The Queensland second-rower in a moment of desperation grabbed the diminutive Hodgson's collar and lassoed him for more than 10 metres to drag him over the sideline. While Hodgson was unharmed in the making of this Origin moment, the Maroons would still get the last laugh after the game ended in a draw leading to the Origin shield returning up north to Queensland, the previous year's winners.