Best Origin Matches 1. Game 2, 1991 - Lewis and Geyer collide One of the most fiery Origin clashes ever played, the second game of the 1991 series was a gripping affair from beginning to end. With the rain teeming down at the SFS, the game exploded on the stroke of halftime with NSW leading 8-6. An unnecessary high shot from Blues firebrand Mark Geyer on Queensland rake Steve Walters set the game alight and the two teams went to halftime with Wally Lewis and Mark Geyer being separated by referee David Manson. More fireworks ensued in the second stanza, but Queensland looked set to wrap the series up when Dale Shearer sliced through to give the Maroons a 12-8 lead with just five minutes remaining and rain still pouring down. Mark McGaw quickly answered for NSW, however, before Michael O'Connor landed a pressure sideline conversion to keep the series alive 14-12. 2. Game 1, 1994 - That's not a try, it's a miracle The opening game of the 1994 Origin series is remembered for perhaps the competition's most iconic moment: Mark Coyne's match-winning try. NSW held the upper hand after a sensational Brad Mackay try set up by a sublime Brad Fittler chip that was collected by skipper Laurie Daley, who linked up with an unmarked Mackay. Willie Carne brought the scores back to 12-10 with five minutes on the clock, and then, with a minute to play, the miracle. The Maroons went 60 metres, using the width of the field, with Coyne playing the ball to Meninga, who swept it to Langer, who put Carne away, who threw a one-hander to Renouf. The centre linked with Hancock, who passed to Darren Smith, who offloaded to Langer. Langer hit Meninga, who gave the ball to Coyne cutting back in. The Dragons centre burrowed his way over, giving Queensland it's most famous win 16-12. 3. Game 3, 2012 - Cronk keeps the streak alive The deciding game of the 2012 series at Suncorp Stadium was an absolute classic. In what was Petero Civoniceva's farewell game at the ripe age of 36, Maroons halfback Cooper Cronk broke one of the tightest series ever played Queensland's way when he landed a 41-metre field goal with just seven minutes remaining. Queensland led 16-8 at the break, but Todd Carney levelled the scores 20-apiece with a pressure sideline conversion with 10 minutes left in the contest. Cronk's incredible drop goal proved the difference, though, giving Queensland seven straight series wins. 4. Game 1, 1998 - Carroll crashes over Following three years of division caused by the Super League War, the game reunited in 1998 and the first match was an absolute belter. In a clash that saw the lead change five times and Queensland eventually win 24-23, debutant Tonie Carroll proved the hero for the Maroons. It seemed NSW had secured victory when Steve Menzies scored a try with five minutes to go, but Andrew Johns' missed conversion kept the game alive. The decisive play came from Kevin Walters, who kicked early in the set downfield. Ben Ikin won the chase, and three plays later Walters popped a short ball to Carroll, who crashed over next to the posts with 45 seconds remaining. Darren Lockyer slotted the goal and the Maroons had pulled a remarkable victory from the fire. 5. Game 1, 1987 - NSW sparkes In the most remarkable finish in the first decade of State of Origin, NSW stunned a disbelieving Lang Park crowd when an incredible Mark McGaw try gave the Blues a remarkable win. NSW led 16-6 before the Maroons rallied, with Wally Lewis orchestrating tries to Dale Shearer and Tonie Currie that levelled the scores with just five minutes to play. Inside the last minute, the Blues found an overlap with Andrew Ettingshausen and McGaw combining to get close to the Maroon's line. McGaw's pass was deflected by Currie before a scramble in the Maroons' in-goal ensued, with McGaw and Peter Jackson grappling. 'Sparkles' McGaw got the ball down just a blade of grass before the dead-ball line. Referee Mick Stone awarded the try, leaving Wayne Bennett's Maroons in utter shock. 6. Game 2, 1989 - Courageous Maroons survive In what was unquestionably the most courageous Origin showing of all, an injury-ravaged Queensland desperately held off NSW. In front of a packed and baying SFS crowd, scores were locked at 6-apiece when the teams went for oranges, but it was the Blues holding the cards after Allan Langer was carted off with a broken ankle and Mal Meninga suffered a fractured eye socket. A busted elbow forced Paul Vautin off at halftime, and soon after the break Michael Hancock succumbed to a shoulder injury. Workhorse backrower Bob Lindner, who had played much of the match with a broken leg, could take no more in the final 15 minutes and the Maroons had just 12 men. The Blues kept coming, but the Maroons held firm for an awe-inspiring 16-12 win highlighted by Wally Lewis's iconic try. 7. Game 1, 2004 - Golden Timmins A stunning Shaun Timmins field goal gave NSW a remarkable victory in State of Origin's first golden point game. It was a low-scoring affair, with Queensland leading 4-0 at halftime after a Scott Prince dummy-half try. A Timmins touchdown levelled the scores and Craig Fitzgibbon's conversion put the Blues in front before Brent Tate finished off more Prince handiwork for Queensland to lock up the scores at 8-all. But it took just over two minutes of Origin's first instalment of golden point for Timmins to belt one of the competition's finest field goals. Timmins - in what was his second ever field goal - kicked the ball 37 metres to cap a stunning game. 8. Game 3, 2006 - Blues collapse Queensland's incredible series streak started in dire circumstances for NSW. With 10 minutes to go, the Blues were leading 14-4 and seemed to have the 2006 series in their grasp. However, the Maroons clawed their way back into it with a beautiful Johnathan Thurston step putting Brent Tate away, the star centre racing 60 metres to score. Darren Lockyer then proved the hero by swooping on a loose Brett Hodgson pass deep in Blues territory and fending off Luke Bailey to score a memorable match-winner and kick off the Maroons' historic winning streak. 9. Game 3, 2002 - A draw does it Just the second draw in Origin history, the 2002 decider saw the game finish with scores level but Queensland retaining the shield. The match was filled with plenty of memorable moments: Gordon Tallis rag-dolling Brett Hodgson over the sideline; Shane Webcke's steamrolling try; video referee Chris Ward's contentious no-try decision against Darren Lockyer; and, of course, Dane Carlaw's open-field try that levelled the scores 18-apiece with 50 seconds remaining and gave the Maroons a series-saving draw. 10. Game 2, 1992 - Alf's field goal Allan Langer was known for many skills, but booting field goals was not one of them - that is, until the second game of the 1992 series at Lang Park. Queensland debutant Billy Moore scored the only try of the match - an 11-man Maroons team at one stage holding the Blues out after two players were sin-binned - while Rod Wishart's two penalty goals left the scores locked 4-all at the break. A desperate second stanza failed to see the deadlock broken until the final minute, when Langer potted a well-timed 18-metre one-pointer to give ecstatic Queensland a 5-4 victory.