State of Origin: Queensland versus New South Wales. It is regarded by many commentators as the pinnacle of Rugby League – the highest standard of representative football. It has provided our game with some of its greatest moments, as generations of fans have borne witness to incredible feats of skill and courage.
Now, step back in time and witness the birth of a phenomenon as Artie Beetson inspired his underdog Maroons to victory in the first ever State of Origin game in 1980, sparking Queensland’s early domination of the format. Relive Steve Mortimer’s heroics during the Blues’ first Origin series win in 1985, and the unheralded debut of ‘The Little General’, Allan Langer, in 1987. Experience the epic 1991 series and the famous clash between Wally Lewis and Mark Geyer, along with the Blues’ domination of the mid-1990s under the leadership of Laurie Daley and Ben Elias. Behold the spirited Origin contests played during the Super League war, as a new generation of superstars including Andrew Johns and Darren Lockyer emerged on the game’s biggest stage. The dramatic drawn series of 1999 and 2002; the Blues’ ascendancy of the new millennium; the Maroons’ unprecedented 7-straight series wins – all these memories and more are now etched into Origin folklore, embodying the spirit of this remarkable contest. Here, we present a fitting tribute to State of Origin with this comprehensive DVD collection of every game played from 1980 to 2013.
This 66-disc limited release collection includes:-
• ALL 99 STATE OF ORIGIN GAMES FROM 1980 TO 2013
• OVER 150 HOURS OF CLASSIC ORIGIN ACTION
• EACH GAME PRESENTED IN ITS ORIGINAL BROADCAST FORMAT
• A HISTORY OF STATE OF ORIGIN INCLUDING SERIES STATS AND MEMORABLE MOMENTS
• A STUNNING PICTORIAL RETROSPECTIVE OF ORIGIN’S MOST ICONIC IMAGES