All The Best State Of Origin Moments That WEREN'T Footy

Fights, beer and war cries.

The 2018 State of Origin rugby league series is finally here, with NSW and Queensland to go head-to-head in Game I at the MCG tonight.

Origin is the most storied and hotly-contested rivalry on the rugby league calendar, but often, what happens during the game itself is remembered just as much as what happens outside the regulation 80 minutes of football.

Over the years, Origin has thrown up some incredible moments -- QLD fans raining down beer cans on the field after hero Wally Lewis was ejected from the game in 1988; Lewis and NSW hardman Mark Geyer going nose-to-nose in one of the most famous sporting confrontations ever; Billy Moore's immortal "Queenslander" war cry as the team came down the tunnel in 1995; Gorden Tallis giving it to a Sydney crowd after QLD clinched the series in 2002; and of course, a lot of punch-ups.

Settle in and check out some of the greatest Origin moments ever.