Alfie rates highly in your Origin memories
IPSWICH'S favourite footballer Allan "Alfie'' Langer features in the finest State of Origin memories Facebook readers have been invited to share.
Beverley Darby said watching Langer win his first match was a "very wonderful memory''.
Richie Allen offered similar sentiments.
"When Allan Langer arrived in the second half and scored that try backwards over his head, no one knew he was going to be in the game as he was still doing his stint in England,'' he said.
Other memories reflected the keen interest in the series, which continues in Melbourne tomorrow night.
"In 1989, Queensland down to 11 fit players and Bobby Lindner hopping around on a broken leg trying to knock over Blues ball runners because we had no reserves to replace him,'' Murray Pocock wrote. "Guts effort and Wally scores the best individual try in Origin history.''
Stephen Jamieson enjoyed seeing the first game as a 12 year old kid with his dad. "He worked in radio news and got two front row tickets from work. None of us knew what to expect. Legends were made,'' Jamieson said.
Sharon Broad recalled Mark Coyne scoring "that try'' in the 1994 series. "That's a miracle'' were the words used to describe it.
Bronwyn Sheather shared a similar story.
"The 40 second try. It always gives me hope that it ain't ever over until the fat lady things,'' she said.
Karen Mcpherson's top memory was when Paul Vautin played. "I am a huge fan of his,'' she said.
However, the high cost of watching an Origin live these days was also mentioned.
"My favourite Origin memory goes back to the days where one could afford to go watch it live,'' Tim Dobson said.
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