Josh Addo-Carr tries a great Origin solo and brings back memories of Billy Slater’s masterpiece
Josh Addo-Carr scored one of the greatest solo efforts in State of Origin history in Sydney on Wednesday night.
Cody Walker and Bradman Best combined to free the Canterbury winger walking left into space, before Ado-Carr pressed the ball onto Maroons fullback AJ Brimson and crossed him to chase down his own kick.
The Blues winger got the bounce and touched down to cap a stunning 60-metre effort that put New South Wales 10-6 up in the series finale.
‘It was magic,’ said former Maroons captain Cameron Smith in comments on Nine.
Josh Addo-Carr (centre) scores one of the greatest solo tries in State of Origin history
‘We all know how fast this man is, but the skill he has shown in this little left-handed game.
‘Cody Walker again. Just chew the Queensland numbers and space.’
His effort brought back memories of Billy Slater’s sensational effort for Queensland in the second game of the 2004 series.
With the Maroons trailing by a point and less than 20 minutes on the clock, Slater hit a Darren Lockyer grubber kick to chip Blues fullback Anthony Minichiello and score after Steeden collected it.
Addo-Carr’s stunning effort came after he played a key role in setting up the Blues’ opening try.
Blues winger Brimson slipped past to the sideline before New South Wales changed play on the right, allowing Stephen Crichton to tap in from Kion Kolomatangi to send Panthers team-mate Brian Toe flying in the corner.