Origin Moments: Tallis v Lewis
To celebrate the Holden State of Origin series we at NRL.com are celebrating by asking fans to vote on their favourite Origin moment.
Today, a classic tackle from one of Queensland's most fearsome players goes up against a solo try from one of their greatest.
Tallis's rag doll tackle
You could be forgiven for thinking that Gorden Tallis was a hammer thrower in a previous life following the 2002 series decider. Brett Hodgson won't forget the moment when he tried to get outside the Raging Bull. The Queensland second-rower grabbed the diminutive Hodgson's collar and lassoed him for more than 10 metres to drag him over the sideline.
Wally's great try
Wally Lewis's try in Origin II in 1989 not only captures just how great The King was but what the Origin spirit does for a team in a time of need. By the end of the game the Maroons had only 12 men left on the field after the likes of Vautin, Meninga, Hancock, Lindner and Langer left the field of play. Lewis, after being passed the scraps, ran diagonally over 30 metres towards the corner, brushing off attention from NSW fullback Garry Jack, to score a famous try that left him and thousands of others fist-pumping in victory.
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