Tag: Johnathan Thurston

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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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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