Wednesday 21 February 2018 / 04:46 AM

Greatest Origin Finishes No.6: Finch pinches win

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.6 in the countdown relives one of the code’s great unlikely hero stories. An 11th-hour, fourth-choice inclusion as NSW halfback for the 2006 series opener, Brett Finch proved the match-winner in the dying stages.

Queensland had fought back from a 14-0 deficit to level at 16-all after Johnathan Thurston’s 77th-minute sideline conversion of Steve Bell’s try.


But Finch stepped up with 90 seconds on the clock and drilled a 35-metre field goal attempt down the middle, becoming an Origin hero for the ages with the No.20 on his back.



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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