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Season all but over for sorry Souths

Familiar feeling: Sam Burgess after a Cowboys try.

The Cowboys had never won three straight games without Johnathan Thurston. But having broken new ground, are they ready to confound their critics again?

Feldt magic sinks Panthers

Acrobatics: Kyle Feldt of the Cowboys catches a high ball to score a try against Penrith at 1300SMILES Stadium on Saturday.

The Cowboys have notched a last-ditch win against Penrith, despite missing star playmaker Johnathan Thurston.

Blow for Maroons as Thurston out for the season

Johnathan Thurston's season is over.

Johnathan Thurston will be robbed of his State of Origin farewell with a shoulder injury set to rule the Maroons No.6 out of next month's decider and potentially the rest of the season.