Wednesday 24 January 2018 / 02:50 PM

Greatest Origin Finishes No.2: Carlaw's charge

In the week leading up to game one of the 2015 series, we’re counting down the top 10 finishes in State of Origin’s 35-season history – and haven’t there been some stunners?

No.2 in the countdown features another last-minute try to the mighty Maroons – with this one coming in a game three decider in Sydney.

NSW snatched an 18-14 lead with five minutes of the 2002 series to go through a Jason Moodie try, after the video referee had mystifyingly denied Queensland fullback Darren Lockyer a series-sealing try.

But as the clock ticked over into the 80th minute, veteran halfback Allan Langer – playing his 34th and final Origin match – shifted the ball to hard-running backrower Dane Carlaw on the Blues’ 40-metre line.

Carlaw fended off Moodie and strode into open territory, before brushing off fullback Brett Hodgson to plunge over for a dramatic try out wide, stunning the Sydney crowd.

Lote Tuqiri’s missed conversion after the bell was academic – Queensland retained the shield with the 18-all draw as the current holders.

Greatest Origin Finishes No.1 Coyne’s miracle.

Greatest Origin Finishes No.2: Carlaw’s charge.

Greatest Origin Finishes No.3: Kevvie’s gamble.

Greatest Origin Finishes No.4: McGaw’s mad scramble.

Greatest Origin Finishes No.5: O’Connor’s sideline goal.

Greatest Origin Finishes No.6: Finch pinches win.

Greatest Origin Finishes No.7: Mal’s wrong option.

Greatest Origin Finishes No.8: Alfie kicks QLD home.

Greatest Origin Finishes No.9: Bowen’s intercept.

Greatest Origin Finishes No.10: Timmins’ field goal.

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