Tag: Johnathan Thurston

WATCH: Five epic showdowns between Thurston’s Cowboys and the Broncos

BY STAFF WRITERS Forget Melbourne versus Manly or South Sydney versus Sydney – North Queensland up against big brothers Brisbane has been the biggest rivalry in rugby league in recent times. And we reckon that might have something to do with a little bloke named Johnathan Thurston. Thurston is a future Immortal and his battles […]

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State of Origin’s greatest ever 100 players

BY CURTIS WOODWARD @woodward_curtis Think of all the players that have ever had the chance to stand in the bright lights of State of Origin. All the legends, the moments and the blood that stains the hallowed grass beneath them. Now try picking the greatest 100. Consider the great players that didnt make the list: […]

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The XIII: State of Origin Entertainers

BY STAFF WRITERS  Rugby league is all about entertainment and State of Origin is arguably the pinnacle of our game. So to be the most entertaining at Origin level makes you the cream of the crop. But who are they? What qualifies you for this team? The quickest? The strongest? Maybe it’s the ego or […]

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Cameron Smith is the most influential player in rugby league history

BY CURTIS WOODWARD  @woodward_curtis  They say a great player can make an average player look a million bucks. An average Joe can be a premiership winner, play for their country or state. A good player demands more from those around them. The Johnathan Thurston’s, Cooper Cronk’s, Billy Slater’s and Greg Inglis’s of this world have […]

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Top 100 Indigenous players in rugby league history

BY STAFF WRITERS Rugby league owes a great deal of gratitude to all those indigenous players that have taken the field past and present. We’ve tried to narrow down a list of the game’s best. Here it is! 1. ARTHUR BEETSON 2. JOHNATHAN THURSTON 3. LAURIE DALEY 4. GREG INGLIS 5. ERIC SIMMS 6. GORDEN […]

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Players come out to defend Thurston after Alexander comments

Current and former players have come out to defend out-of-form North Queensland legend Johnathan Thurston. It comes after Greg Alexander made the comment that he thought Thurston may have played a season too long. Thurston’s former representative teammate Justin Hodges labelled the claim “outrageous”. “I think it’s outrageous. We all know what Brandy (Alexander) has […]

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McLean has no problem on other side of testimonial Smith/JT clash

Jordan McLean won a premiership with the Melbourne Storm less than five months ago but will be on the opposite side of the field in tonight’s Cameron Smith/Johnathan Thurston testimonial match at Suncorp Stadium. McLean is now a Cowboy and says he will be doing everything he can to help bring Smith’s Storm down for […]

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Green and Morgan: Cowboys want to keep both men for post-Thurston years

North Queensland Cowboys leader Matt Scott has refused to add to speculation over the futures of coach Paul Green and star half Michael Morgan who are both off-contract at season’s end. “I am not going to say which one is more important to re-sign,” Scott told AAP. “Both are important. “But I am confident that […]

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Is this the ugliest jersey in the history of the world?

BY A.J NASH Roll out the HAZMAT team because we have a S.T.I.N.K.E.R. Yes Melbourne have released their Cameron Smith/Johnathan Thurston testimonial jersey which will be worn against North Queensland on the 23rd of this month. Look at it!   Apparently the Storm are wearing this number on 23rd v Cowboys for the Thurston/Smith testimonial.FFS […]

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