Tuesday 17 October 2017 / 05:02 PM

Greatest Origin Finishes No.8: Alfie kicks Qld home

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.

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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