City Origin did enough to down Country 20-10 in Mudgee in the final ever City-Country fixture, but it will forever be a memorable game for Bulldogs back-rower Adam Elliot.
Elliott started on the bench and added plenty of spark for Country, including scoring a try.
Down 14-6 and thanks to a Michael Gordon line break, the scene was set for Elliott to carve his way between Tyrone Peachey and Nathan Cleary to score.
Following his try, the 22-year expressed what the moment and the week meant to him to Channel nine commentator Andrew Johns.
"It means the world to me. My phone hasn’t stopped going all week thanks to the people of Tathra and the South Coast. I love being a bush boy and I have loved being in camp with these boys," added Elliott.
The Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs will be out to forge an important victory when the North Queensland Cowboys visit ANZ Stadium on Thursday 11 May.
The Cowboys will be no easy beat for the Bulldogs and it's sure to be another classic encounter when the two sides clash.