Tag: Johnathan Thurston

Milford selection could be a smokescreen to shut down Bennett: Moore

Queensland legend Billy Slater says he can’t be sure the selection of Anthony Milford at five-eighth isn’t a ploy from Coach Kevin Walters. Brisbane Broncos Coach Wayne Bennett recently said he wouldn’t release Milford to Maroons camp if he wasn’t selected in the top 17. Kevin Walters believes Johnathan Thurston is still an outside chance […]

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Thurston “very unlikely” to play Origin I: Walters

Queensland State of Origin Coach Kevin Walters says legendary playmaker Johnathan Thurston is little chance of playing his 37th consecutive Origin game on May 31st. “I believe it’s very unlikely that he’ll play but we’ll give him the chance to prove his fitness throughout the week,” Walters said on Sky Sports’ Big Sports Breakfast over […]

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Munster a Maroons bolter as stars get their say on possible JT replacement

BY KANE AUSTIN Queensland Maroons Coach Kevin Walters says he will consult the leadership ground of the team before making a decision on Johnathan Thurston’s replacement if the legend isn’t ready for State of Origin I at Suncorp Stadium. Thurston returned from a calf injury to play for Australia last Friday night without playing a […]

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Langer says DCE and Milford are top candidates to fill void left by Thurston

One of Queensland’s greatest ever halfbacks Allan Langer says the Maroons can fill the void left by Johnathan Thurston if the future Immortal doesn’t return in time from a shoulder injury sustained in Australia’s win over New Zealand. Thurston has played 36 straight State of Origins but is in serious danger of missing Origin I […]

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JT won’t rush himself back for Australia: Coote

North Queensland Cowboys teammate Lachlan Coote says Australian playmaker Johnathan Thurston won’t rush himself back to play for the Kangaroos against New Zealand on May 5th despite Australian Coach Mal Meninga admitting Thurston wouldn’t necessarily have to prove he’s over a calf injury for the Cowboys before the Test in Canberra meaning the legendary half […]

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Thurston will be picked in Australian side says Meninga

Australian coach Mal Meninga says legendary half Johnathan Thurston is still a chance of running out for the Kangaroos in the Anzac Test. Thurston injured his calf for North Queensland’s recent loss to Wests Tigers and hasn’t played since. “We’re very fortunate John wants to play,” Meninga told ABC Grandstand on the weekend. “We’re fortunate […]

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Things are going to get worse before they get better for Cowboys: Hodges

Queensland legend Justin Hodges says he is worried about the North Queensland Cowboys and were struggling long before Johnathan Thurston’s calf injury. Writing for NRL.com, Hodges believes things will get a lot worse before Thurston returns from injury. “The Cowboys have already been knocked around with injury this year with Matty Scott, Lachlan Coote and […]

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We’ve endured so much pain since arrival of the First Fleet: Thurston

Rugby league legend and proud Indigenous All Stars captain Johnathan Thurston says representing his people inspires the next generation to do the same. Thurston however admits that the cluttered NRL pre-season needs to be addressed. “It’s a huge honour to play in it and to pull that jersey on,” Thurston told ESPN. “We’re representing our […]

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Indigenous All Stars future as important as any match on rugby league calendar

BY CURTIS WOODWARD Check out today’s rugby league news cycles on Sydney’s two biggest newspaper’s websites. There’s the NRL Bunker, Darius Boyd’s captaincy announcement at Brisbane and Ben Barba crying foul of his “mistreatment” by League Central. Hell, there’s even a story about former South Sydney forward Ben Te’o, now playing rugby union in England, […]

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Thurston says All Stars match more than a game and must stay on NRL calendar

BY KANE AUSTIN He has flown directly from the Auckland Nines to join the Indigenous All Stars in Newcastle but Johnathan Thurston says any changes to the NRL schedule shouldn’t affect the All Stars weekend. Thurston has a huge 2017 season ahead of him which includes the arduous NRL season, State of Origin and a […]

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