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.
99. Game Two, 2003: Andrew Johns performance
There's an abundance of reasons why Andrew Johns is already a rugby league immortal. His performance in Game 2, 2003 is just one of these in demonstrating how great the man was on a rugby league paddock. 'Joey' who all but single-handily put the game and the series out of reach by halftime with the Blues acquiring a 17-nil lead was at his clinical best. This was highlighted with a banana kick that ended with Ben Kennedy crossing for his one and only Origin try before smashing over a 25-metre field goal with relative ease just as the halftime siren blew. 40 minutes later, Johns and New South Wales were celebrating their tenth series title.