State of Origin’s greatest ever 100 players

BY CURTIS WOODWARD

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Think of all the players that have ever had the chance to stand in the bright lights of State of Origin. All the legends, the moments and the blood that stains the hallowed grass beneath them.

Now try picking the greatest 100.

Consider the great players that didnt make the list: David Furner, Mark Geyer, Adrian, Lam, Timana Tahu, Kerrod Walters, Les Boyd, Mark Carroll, Michael Crocker, Matt Sing, the Morris twins, Karmichael Hunt, Adam MacDougall, Matt Cooper, Bryan Fletcher, Brad Thorn, Aaron Woods and Gavin Miller.

You’re never going to please everyone with a list like this but it never stopped anyone from trying!

Greatest 100 players in Origin history:

Martin Bella
Matt Gillett
Colin Scott
Mark Gasnier
John Cartwright
Jason Smith
Brad Mackay
Sam Backo
Ryan Girdler
Darren Smith
Michael Hancock
Les Davidson
Shaun Timmins
Willie Mason
Lote Tuqiri
Les Davidson
Nate Myles
Nathan Hindmarsh
Peter Jackson
Michael De Vere
Mitchell Pearce
Willie Carne

Luke Lewis
David Gillespie
Geoff Toovey
Paul McGregor
James Tedesco
Greg Conescu
Billy Moore
Brett Kimmorley
Matt Gidley
Steve Menzies
Brent Tate
Luke Ricketson
Rod Wishart
Craig Wing
Greg Dowling
Ben Kennedy
Tim Brasher
Noel Cleal
Gary Larson
Brett Mullins
Michael Cronin
Craig Fitzgibbon
Israel Folau
Darius Boyd
Jarryd Hayne
Bob Lindner
Sam Thaiday
Eric Grothe Sr
Kerry Boustead
Anthony Minichiello

Paul Gallen
Corey Parker
Ian Roberts
Trevor Gillmeister
Steve Renouf
Mat Rogers
Gary Belcher
Steve Price
Paul Sironen
Matt Scott
Dale Shearer
Garry Jack
Wendell Sailor
Paul Vautin
Michael O’Connor
Chris Close
Steve Roach
Andrew Ettingshausen
Kevin Walters
Ray Price
Petero Civoneciva
Paul Harragon
Danny Buderus
Ben Elias
Shane Webcke
Steve Walters
Wayne Pearce
Gorden Tallis
Ricky Stuart
Glenn Lazarus
Gene Miles
Brad Clyde
Steve Mortimer

Greg Inglis
Peter Sterling
Brett Kenny
Cooper Cronk
Brad Fittler
Billy Slater
Mal Meninga
Laurie Daley
Allan Langer
Darren Lockyer
Arthur Beetson
Andrew Johns
Johnathan Thurston
Cameron Smith
Wally Lewis

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