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Origin Moments: First NSW win v Fittler

The fans have spoken and eight classic State of Origin moments remain – which one was the greatest of all?

Today, the first NSW win in Origin history goes up against a fitting farewell for a Blues great.

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.

 
Fittler's final try

With the likes of Shaun Timmins, Craig Gower, Matt Orford, Brett Kimmorley and Trent Barrett all injured, NSW coach Phil Gould called on 32-year-old Brad Fittler to come out of representative retirement in 2004. The Blues went down 22-18 at Suncorp Stadium in Game Two, but having lost his previous Origin swansong in 2001, Fittler enjoyed a fitting triumph in Game Three, capping a 31-game career for NSW with a charge-down try as the Blues swept to a 36-14 victory.

 

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