Excitement builds towards Origin series decider

IT'S shaping up as one of the most exciting State of Origin deciders in years - and the NewsMail is celebrating it accordingly.

On Tuesday, we're publishing a souvenir illustrated poster drawn by one of Australia's best-known cartoonists - Gary Clark, of Swamp fame.

The poster is jam-packed with famous Origin faces and moments that involve some of rugby league's favourite players and characters from the past three decades, including Trevor Gillmeister, Tommy Raudonikis and Sam Thaiday.

There's even a challenge to you - to pick current coaches and Origin legends Mal Meninga and Laurie Daley out of the crowded, humorous illustration, and to find as many other famous footy moments as you can.

To find out more about Clark and this one-off collectible illustration, read our profile on him in tomorrow's Weekend magazine.

And don't forget about our final bumper preview on Wednesday, taking in the latest developments as well as the colourful recollections of three of the game's greatest - Wayne Bennett, Darren Lockyer and Steve Mortimer.



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