Johnathan Thurston

Johnathan Thurston 'filthy' but not bitter over referee's call

Brad Walter North Queensland captain Johnathan Thurston admitted he was "filthy", but refused to blame a controversial refereeing call that cost him a try in the final minute for Friday night's 31-30 semi-final...

Johnathan Thurston says Roosters will 'run all over' Cowboys if they take foot off the gas

Steve Mascord Captain Johnathan Thurston has warned North Queensland will be no match for Sydney Roosters in next week’s preliminary semi-final if they repeat the black spot that allowed Brisbane back into...

Johnathan Thurston named RLPA player of the year

Brad Walter North Queensland captain Johnathan Thurston will head into Friday night's elimination final against Sydney Roosters with renewed confidence after being voted by his peers as the best player at club...

Cronulla Sharks give Cowboys a scare before Johnathan Thurston seals golden-point victory

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Steve Mascord We probably shouldn’t have been so dismissive of a club that came back from 22-0 down to win – and then from 24-0 to repeat the trick the following week earlier this season.

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Johnathan Thurston hoping Cowboys get nod from footy gods in NRL finals

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Michael Carayannis Johnathan Thurston believes his Cowboys are owed a little bit of luck from the "footy gods" after controversial referee decisions contributed to North Queensland's finals exits in consecutive seasons.

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North Queensland Cowboys co-captain Johnathan Thurston reveals role in Neil Henry's departure

Laying down the law: Johnathan Thurston addresses his players during the finals win over Brisbane.

Michael Chammas Leading into Friday night's do-or-die showdown with the Sydney Roosters, Cowboys superstar Johnathan Thurston tells Michael Chammas about how he advised on Neil Henry, why he turned down the...

South Sydney slip up as Johnathan Thurston inspires Cowboys victory

Cowboy on the run: North Queensland's Michael Morgan makes a break during the victory over Souths.

Dominic Bossi South Sydney blew the opportunity to move into pole position and grasp one hand on the minor premiership after slumping to a disappointing loss at home to a rampant North Queensland Cowboys.

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Johnathan Thurston proving he belongs in the company of the game's truly great

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Phil Gould How good was Johnathan Thurston on Saturday night? League fans have been privileged over the past quarter of a century to be able to marvel at the skills of six of the greatest ever Australian rugby...

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Josh Reynolds motivated by talk of Johnathan Thurston return

Loyal Bulldog: Josh Reynolds.

Michael Chammas Long before they locked horns in a fiery State of Origin confrontation, Johnathan Thurston threw down the gauntlet to Josh Reynolds.

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Real Cowboys don't dive for penalties, say coach Paul Green and captain Johnathan Thurston

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Steve Mascord Coach Paul Green and captain Johnathan Thurston say North Queensland players will never take dives on their watch, even if it costs the team certain penalties.

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Feed off Origin pain, Johnathan Thurston tells Queensland teammates

Jim Morton Johnathan Thurston has not forgotten how losing felt in his first Origin series in 2005 and has implored his Maroon teammates to also feed off the pain.

Johnathan Thurston sends scare through Maroons

Laine Clark Another headache looms in the halves for Queensland coach Mal Meninga.

Johnathan Thurston finds an ally in NSW coach

Ian McCullough Under-fire Queensland five-eighth Johnathan Thurston has found an unlikely ally in NSW coach Laurie Daley.

Johnathan Thurston says Kangaroos not treating Kiwi game with smugness

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Johnathan Thurston says there is too much pride and professionalism in the Kangaroos side to let complacency get the better of them against an understrength New Zealand on Friday.

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Josh Reynolds and Johnathan Thurston bury hatchet after State of Origin headbutt incident

Josh Reynolds and Johnathan Thurston shake hands after their spiteful Origin clash.

Ben Horne and Laine Clark Fiery NSW playmaker Josh Reynolds went out of his way to ensure there was no bad blood between he and Johnathan Thurston, but the Queensland star says it was he who needed to apologise.

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Johnathan Thurston's league form worries Ben Barba

Laine Clark As a Queenslander, Ben Barba is excited by Test pivot Johnathan Thurston's pre-State of Origin form.

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Johnathan Thurston and Matt Scott send State of Origin warning to NSW with starring roles in North Queensland Cowboys' victory over Brisbane Broncos

Maroon alert: Johnathan Thurston was in ominous form, combining with Matt Scott with devastating effect in the Cowboys' victory over Queensland rivals the Broncos.

Steve Mascord IT'S official: everything that happens in the NRL for the foreseeable future must be seen through the prism of State of Origin.

Johnathan Thurston ready for battle of the halves

Concussion scare: Johnathan Thurston.

Steve Mascord North Queensland captain Johnathan Thurston says he's rubbing his hands in anticipation of next Saturday's clash with premiers Sydney Roosters, which pits him against likely NSW halves James Maloney...

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Johnathan Thurston and Queensland lose their heads on State of Origin spite night

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Adrian Proszenko We are accustomed to seeing Queensland, when they are behind with a couple of minutes to go, showing plenty of fight. But never like this.

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State of Origin: Johnathan Thurston adds his weight to calls for stand-alone games

Hard work: Johnathan Thurston  says the intensity of Origin football is making it hard for players to perform well for their clubs.

Adrian Proszenko Johnathan Thurston is the latest star to back calls for stand-alone State of Origin games, saying the intensity of the series is making it almost impossible to back up for club games.