Tag: Johnathan Thurston

Thurston up for prestigious ‘The Don’ award at tonight’s Sports Hall of Fame

BY CURTIS WOODWARD @woodward_curtis Injured North Queensland Cowboys legend Johnathan Thurston won’t be at the World Cup due to injury but the mercurial halfback could finish the year with an award from the prestigious Sport Australia Hall of Fame tonight. Thurston has been nominated for ‘The Don’ – given for “epic feats” over the last […]

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Future Australian Immortal defends Taumalolo and Fifita’s Tongan defections

Injured Australian playmaker Johnathan Thurston has come out in support of Tongan defectors Jason Taumalolo and former Kangaroo Andrew Fifita going against recent comments made by fellow Aussie Cooper Cronk. Speaking on Triple M Brisbane, Thurston praised the giant forwards for growing the international game. “I think it’s great for the World Cup,” Thurston said. […]

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Blues legend says Thurston no chance of playing Game III in Brisbane

Former New South Wales captain Paul Gallen says battling Queensland five-eigth Johnathan Thurston is no chance of playing Game III at Suncorp Stadium after re-injuring his shoulder in the Maroons’ 18-16 win over the Blues. “I’ve got to be honest, I think JT’s 100 percent gone,” Gallen told Triple M. “He looks in all-sorts. He […]

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Dumbest half of football Blues have ever played: Andrew Johns

New South Wales Blues legend Andrew Johns has hammered the team after their epic 18-16 loss to Queensland in State of Origin II at ANZ Stadium labelling it “the dumbest half of football NSW have played”. Arguably NSW’s greatest ever halfback questioned why the Blues didn’t continue their assault on the injured Johnathan Thurston in […]

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Blues legend says Maroons “big four” on their last legs and won’t be able to save QLD

New South Wales legend and former captain Ben Elias says Queensland’s “big four” won’t be able to resurrect the Maroons on Wednesday night. Speaking to ESPN, Elias said the ageing warriors were on their last legs and the old firm of Slater, Thurston, Cronk and Smith wouldn’t be able to match the slick Blues. “If […]

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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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