Thurston opens up on why title is crowning glory

Adrian Proszenko 11:59 PM   Of all the honours bestowed on Johnathan Thurston, this one means the most.

Bennett calls for grand final replay

Michael Carayannis 10:58 PM   Brisbane coach Wayne Bennett has again hit out at golden point, declaring he would have preferred to replay the grand final next weekend.

Nine dumps Johns from grand final 

North Queensland Cowboys player ratings

Brisbane Broncos player ratings

McKinnon walks with assistance  

Bulldog Jacob Loko in ecstasy arrest

Editor's picks

Daughter's doll has country talking

Jamie Marcuson 11:53 PM   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 you didn't know about the GF

Think you know everything about the 34 grand final gladiators?

Johnathan Thurston: The montage

David Sygall   These facts suggest winning that NRL premiership on Sunday would cap off one of the greatest careers in the game's history.


'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.

Johns sorry after drunken display

David Sygall   League legend Andrew Johns has apologised to a woman who accused him of "disgusting, disgraceful" behaviour while heavily drunk at an airport in Queensland.

Granville household torn

Michael Carayannis   Jake Granville's household is torn over their support with the Cowboys hooker dating Brisbane halfback Ben Hunt's sister.

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. 

Moment Cowboys beat their hoodoo

Adrian Proszenko   North Queensland coach Paul Green has revealed the moment the club broke it's Sydney hoodoo and learned how to finally win on the road.

Tales from the hurt locker

Daniel Lane   There are four posters in the Cowboys rehabilitation room that have transformed what could be Townsville's wailing walls into tributes.

Blair has blown legend away

Michael Carayannis   Petero Civoniceva has been "blown away" by what Adam Blair has brought to the Broncos this season.

St Brendan’s foursome on field 

Adrian Proszenko 3:01 AM   Matt Scott was smart enough to be a doctor or a lawyer. Corey Oates grew so fast he needed to have a year off footy.

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Why the Broncos will win 

Phil Gould   When the result is in the balance with 20 minutes left to play, I just have this feeling the Broncos will be fresher in mind, body and soul.


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.

JT cements his place in history

Andrew Webster 10:20 PM   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


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Fairytale that came true

Phil Gould 10:45 PM   If ever there was a fairytale that could deliver a message to our children about tenacity, sacrifice, and the fact that success smiles on effort, then Johnathan Thurston's golden point moment in Sunday's grand final is that fairytale.

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.


In this battle it has to be JT

Peter FitzSimons   Why you can't go past the Cowboys on Sunday.


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