'A moment of pain, a lifetime of glory'

Michael Carayannis 9:03 PM   The man who saved the Cowboys from grand final misery drew inspiration from a quote associated with the death of a former teammate and close friend.

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Daughter's doll has country talking

Jamie Marcuson 7:33 AM   With the North Queensland Cowboys celebrating their dramatic victory in the NRL grand final against the Brisbane Broncos, the cameras were firmly fixed to hero Johnathan Thurston after his match-winning field goal.

What JT said to Hunt after the game

Steve Mascord 7:33 AM   Clive Churchill Medallist Jonathan Thurston has revealed what he said to downcast Ben Hunt after the game.


What you didn't know about the GF

Think you know everything about the 34 grand final gladiators?

Thurston avoids Elias notoriety

Adrian Proszenko 11:19 PM   Everyone expected Johnathan Thurston to be involved in game-changing moment. But few would have thought it would come like this.

JT’s joy, Ben Hunt's sorrow

Michael Carayannis 11:12 PM   The 2005 grand final loss 'still burns' Johnathan Thurston. One must wonder how Brisbane halfback Ben Hunt must feel after his final fumble which handed North Queensland the game.


Loko arrest for alleged ecstasy possession

Michael Carayannis   Jacob Loko's NRL career is in tatters after the outgoing Canterbury player was arrested over alleged possession of ecstasy on Saturday morning.


'Scared' Tamou searched for jobs

Michael Carayannis   Just eight months ago James Tamou was browsing the internet in search of jobs after crippling self doubt left him scared of playing and fearing his career was over after a serious neck injury.

Thurston wins Churchill Medal

Brad Walter 10:59 PM   North Queensland players paid tribute to Johnathan Thurston after the Cowboys playmaker was rewarded for his grand final winning heroics with the Clive Churchill Medal as man of the match on Sunday night.


Bennett beaten for first time in a GF

Brad Walter 11:13 PM   Paul Green never won a premiership in his distinguished playing career, but he has done something no other coach has done after outwitting Wayne Bennett in just his second year in charge of the Cowboys.


McKinnon walks with assistance

Richard Shute   Injured former Newcastle Knights player posted a video on his Instagram account on Saturday evening that reveals encouraging progress in his rehabilitation from a "devastating spinal injury".


Glenn remembers the titans

Phil Lutton   Alex Glenn's pre-game preparation has had a few tweaks since was last in a grand final for the Brisbane Broncos. 

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NRL in talks to take over Dally Ms

Adrian Proszenko   The Dally M Awards may have been staged by News Corp for the last time, with the NRL in negotiations to take control of the game's annual presentation night.

Bennett's gripe is disrespectful

Andrew Webster 2:19 PM   The Broncos coach couldn't help himself after his side lost the NRL grand final.


JT cements his place in history

Andrew Webster 12:36 AM   Who needs that sentimental bullshit anyway? I do. We all do. 


Sydney clubs on notice to improve

Andrew Webster   The Broncos-Cowboys grand final should send an ominous warning to Sydney teams


Fairytale that came true

Phil Gould 10:45 PM   Golden point moment was a fairytale that delivered a message about tenacity, sacrifice, and the fact that success smiles on effort.


Set of Six

Michael Carayannis   The key match-ups heading into Sunday's NRL grand final.

The sweet and sticky grand final

Malcolm Knox   Mate against mate should be tearing Queensland apart.


World's greatest grand final quiz

Have you been paying attention to NRL grand finals over the past 20 years? Take the challenge of our quiz on the premiership deciders.

The big grand final preview

Chris Boulous   The all-Queensland NRL grand final shapes as one of the closest in history. Here's a breakdown of how the big game will pan out.


Steve Mascord   When the chairman of the judiciary panel was Alan Sullivan QC, he would always give the same directions when a rival player testified in defence of the accused.


Why Bennett is top NRL politician

Roy Masters   Wayne Bennett's recent comments would endear him to those seeking a replacement for John Grant, whenever the Queenslander vacates the chair of the ARL Commission