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:		Representative Rugby League, State of Origin, NSW v Qld Game 1 at Melbourne, June 3rd 2009 . Digital image by Renee McKay  ©

The countdown to Origin is on – and we're celebrating this special time of year by counting down our favourite NSW Origin memories. With just seven days to go, here’s our seventh-placed all-time favourite Blues moment


The moment the NSW Blues believed they had scored the opening try of the 2009 State of Origin series, when Robbie Farah threw a superb pass to Jarryd Hayne who ran around Israel Folau and evaded Billy Slater to score one of the most amazing Origin no-tries.

The try went to the video referee for confirmation and replays showed Hayne’s foot going agonisingly close to the sideline during his run.

The players and viewers believed it was a ‘benefit of the doubt try’ after watching various replays with the Blues preparing to attempt the conversion to make it an 8-0 lead.

However the video referee disallowed the try, which cruelly robbed Hayne of a magical Origin moment.

The Blues did not recover and Queensland went on to score the next three tries, and eventually won the game 28-18.

This moment proves that Rugby League is a game of millimetres and that every single point is extremely valuable when it comes to State of Origin.


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Will you be on hand to witness more iconic moments this Origin series? Answer the call and get behind your NSW VB Blues when they take on Queensland in this year’s Holden State of Origin. The only Origin match in Sydney this year is played on May 27. There’s no better way to support the Blues than being a part of the Blatchys Blues crowd - join the Official NSW VB Blues supporter bays for Origin I here.