GAME THREE 2000… Slaughter at Stadium Australia.
STATE OF ORIGIN RETROSPECTIVE:
The second half would leave no doubt whatsoever as to who owned the 2000 State of Origin Series.
In between the flurry of NSW tries - Tim Brasher tried to shape up to Tonie Carroll = mistake. And in the 56th minute Wendell Sailor knocked on off a Scott Hill grubber, much to Ray Warren's chagrin: "Wendell's made a mistake!"
Amid the carnage, Gorden Tallis is caught smiling by the Channel Nine cameras... interesting, it's 50-10 and he's happy?
Two Cane Toads who are most definitely not happy are Queensland commentators Paul Vautin & Wally Lewis. At 50-10 Fatty asked the King if he'd brought some boots with him... because it was time to put them on and get out there.
We get a little bit of biff when David Furner resents some treatment in a tackle from Shane Webcke and it's for young and old. Furner gets the TKO after his punch sends Webcke to the turf.
New South Wales sweep the 2000 State of Origin Series 3-0 with the 56-16 victory and the Blues dominate like we've never seen before.
Brad Fittler, Andrew Johns & Brett Kimmorley steer the ship to a record win at Origin Level.
@ Stadium Australia, June 7, 2000. Official Man of the Match: Ryan Girdler, NSW.
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