Viral video shows Queensland great Wally Lewis losing his mind as Maroons seal miracle


Viral video shows Wally Lewis losing his mind as Maroons seal their miracle Origin win – with the Queensland legend celebrating so hard he slammed his head into the ceiling

  • Wally Lewis was clearly elated at Maroons’ Origin win
  • Footage showed the ‘King’ literally hitting the roof
  • Regarded as Queensland’s best ever player in the arena

Maroons legend Wally Lewis owned the State of Origin arena in his playing days – and it seems his level of excitement for big moments hasn’t changed now that he’s a commentator instead of the team’s biggest star.

The ‘King’ was working for Channel 9 on Wednesday night, and footage has emerged of Queensland‘s favourite son getting very animated at Adelaide Oval.

So much so Lewis slammed his head into a wall as celebrations went into overdrive. 

A late try to Cameron Munster sealed an impressive 26-18 win for Billy Slater’s men – and Lewis was on cloud nine.

Speaking to TV colleague Alison Ariotti, Lewis hailed the never-say-die attitude displayed by the stars who have followed in his footsteps.

Maroons legend Wally Lewis owned the State of Origin arena in his playing days - and he gets just as excited by big moments hasn't changed now he's in commentary

Maroons legend Wally Lewis owned the State of Origin arena in his playing days – and he gets just as excited by big moments hasn’t changed now he’s in commentary

Lewis was elated after Queensland produced another Origin miracle on Wednesday

Lewis was elated after Queensland produced another Origin miracle on Wednesday

‘I was excited, Queensland had just pulled off a stunning comeback to snatch the result,’ he said.

‘I was feeling pretty good about it … and didn’t realise a camera was on me.

‘I hit my head on the side of the roof at one stage…. and I was the only one celebrating, the other commentators were cheering on the Blues.’

Lewis added the playing group ‘knew they had achieved something special’ after the Blues took an 18-16 lead with just 12 minutes left.

And when prop Tom Flegler was sin-binned moments later, a win for the Maroons looked near impossible.

But as they have done to NSW fans for many years, Queensland broke their hearts to take the ascendency ahead of game two at Suncorp Stadium on June 21. 

Under pressure Blues coach Brad Fittler will be tempted to make a number of team changes, with Jarome Luai, Tom Trbojevic and Hudson Young likely casualties.

If Queensland win on home soil, Fittler will have likely coached his final game for NSW.



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