State of Origin: Cooper Cronk kick a sensational Origin moment

Cooper Cronk celebrates after setting up a try for Valentine Holmes with a pin-point cross-field kick.
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Cooper Cronk celebrates after setting up a try for Valentine Holmes with a pin-point cross-field kick.

If Wednesday's State of Origin decider turns out to be Cooper Cronk's last match for Queensland, he exits after executing one of the greatest plays in interstate rugby league history.

Cronk's flat pinpoint cross-field kick straight onto the chest of wing Valentine Holmes left the capacity crowd at Suncorp Stadium in awe of the halfback.

With Blake Ferguson sneaking 10 metres off his wing to cover NSW's line, Cronk's quick-thinking and amazing execution left the Blues' player stranded.

Cooper Cronk was denied a try just moments before setting up Valentine Holmes for a four-pointer with a cross-field kick.
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Cooper Cronk was denied a try just moments before setting up Valentine Holmes for a four-pointer with a cross-field kick.

Ferguson wasn't on his own however, with Cronk's kick taking half of the NSW line-up out of the play.

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Cooper Cronk, who is mulling stepping away from State of Origin, was influential in Queensland's Game 3 victory.
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Cooper Cronk, who is mulling stepping away from State of Origin, was influential in Queensland's Game 3 victory.

Holmes' third Origin try in just his second match for Queensland will probably be the easiest finish he'll have.

Cronk's cool head and execution weres amplified by the fact the veteran playmaker had been denied a moment of glory just minutes before.

His NRL clubmates Cameron Smith and Billy Slater had combined to put Cronk clear and he appeared to crash over for a try much to the delight of the Maroon faithful.

Replays however showed Cronk had lost the ball just before the line under the pressure of a Brett Morris tackle.

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The archetype professional footballer, Cronk simply dusted himself down and decided to make his mark in a different way.

And what a way to go if it is the end of his Origin career.

 - AAP

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