Origin Moments: First NSW win v O'Conner
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Today, the first ever Blues win on the Origin stage goes up against the crunch conversion attempt to end them all.
First NSW win
After Queensland won the first five State of Origin shields, NSW finally won their first series by taking out Game Two in 1985 at the SCG. The Blues raced to a 12-0 lead before the Maroons hit back to take the ascendancy 14-12. Michael O'Conner kicked a penalty goal and a field goal to put NSW ahead 15-14 before Brett Kenny scored late to seal the win.
When Mark McGaw touched down in the right-hand corner to level the scores on a miserable night at the SFS in Game Two of 1991, NSW centre Michael O'Connor stepped up to take the shot at goal despite having relinquished the kicking duties for club side Manly, and Illawarra's goal-kicking winger Rod Wishart playing on the flank. Even though he'd only kicked two goals all year, O'Connor made no mistake in slotting the conversion as cool as you like in driving rain to secure one of the Blues' most famous wins.
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