100 Best Origin Moments #94
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.
94. Game Three, 1989: Kerrod Walters produces a stunning performance as Queensland sweep the series for the second year in a row
Kerrod Walters entered the history books as Man of the Match in Game 3, 1989 as the Maroons swept the series with a convincing 36-16 win over their New South Wales counterparts. Walters had a hand in four of the Maroons tries including scoring one himself after a Wally Lewis grubber allowed the hooker to capitalise on New South Wales fullback Garry Jack's mistake in-goal. Walters try took the Maroons lead out to eight points and they never looked back from there.