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.8 in the countdown relives the first Origin game to be decided by a single point – game two of the 1992 series.
A try to Queensland’s debutant lock Billy Moore and two penalty goals to NSW winger Rod Wishart was the sum total of the scoring in the first 78 minutes on a rainy night at Lang Park.
But diminutive halfback Allan Langer broke the deadlock with a little over 60 seconds to go after a Queensland scrum win, drifting behind a screen and snapping a field goal from just inside the Blues’ 20-metre line – the first one-pointer of the Brisbane linchpin’s senior career.
The Graham Lowe-coached Maroons claimed the Blues’ desperate short kick-off and squared the series via the 5-4 result.
Watch from 39:00 mark.