Can Johnathon Thurston Complete his NRL Destiny? (Excerpt 2015)

Excerpt--published on October 2, 2015, LWOS focus on Johnathon Thurston before his North Queensland Cowboys challenged for the 2015 NRL title

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With the NRL Grand Final only days away, the question on many fans minds is “Can Johnathon Thurston complete his NRL destiny?”

Johnathon Thurston poses after winning the Dally M Medal at the Dally M Awards at Star City on September 29, 2014 in Sydney, Australia.
Johnathon Thurston poses after winning the Dally M Medal at the Dally M Awards at Star City on September 29, 2014 in Sydney, Australia (Getty)

This is not a new-age idea. He won’t align the stars or use some forgotten Aboriginal DreamWorld way to achieve his goal, no. Johnathon Thurston (JT) is a the playmaker of his generation and a Legend in Queensland Rugby League. He has already achieved glory in helping his beloved ‘Reds’ win the famous State of Origin series an in-numeral times, but he has not taken his beloved Cowboys to that special place.

No, we grapple with this question because in the NRL [National Rugby League]  of Australia, this question hangs over all major stars of the game. It is an elitist question obviously, not every player needs to be judged by Premierships alone –see Stacey Jones. But in a gladiatorial sport that prides itself on being the ‘biggest and the best’ in the world; in comparison with the European Super League, winning the Grand Final at this end of year finale has meant Super Stardom for many – and JT is worthy of those accolades…..read more here 

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