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North Queensland Cowboys

Highs and Lowes: Johnathan Thurston congratulates Ethan Lowe on one of his two tries at Belmore.

Thurston shines on Belmore 'homecoming'

It was supposed to be all about the Bulldogs, but former Canterbury half Johnathan Thurston once again had the Belmore fans ruing the club's decision to let him leave in 2004.

Top four no hurdle to NRL title: Thurston

"Any team can beat anyone on their day:" Johnathan Thurston.

It may be the only way North Queensland can defend their NRL premiership but Johnathan Thurston believes a team can win this year's competition from outside the top four.

No JT, no party for Cowboys

Flying Cowboy: Antonio Winterstein dots down in the corner.

North Queensland's reliance on talisman Johnathan Thurston has been underscored by a rare home defeat to Melbourne.

Live: Raiders v Cowboys

One to watch: Jarrod Croker.

Join us for the live action from Canberra Stadium as the Raiders host the Cowboys from 7pm.