In the World Cup Final against New Zealand, Thurston was named the man-of-the-match, his fourth such award of the tournament in the Kangaroos 34–2 win at Old Trafford. First Name Johnathan. Five teachers have refused to return to the school over fears for their safety, after the principal was allegedly attacked for the second time in two weeks by teenagers who stole his car while wielding knives and machetes. However the Cowboys were knocked out in the first week in a controversial match against the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks at the Sydney Football Stadium. Rugby Player #7. Lockyer hugged him tightly for the rest of the bus journey.  In the Four Nations final match against England, Thurston was awarded was man-of-the-match in the Kangaroos 46–16 victory at Elland Road. ©Supplied When asked about the toughest times in his life at the book launch, Thurston reflected on how difficult it was to write about that family tragedy. , On 11 March 2013, Thurston signed the richest deal in rugby league's history, ensuring he would stay at the North Queensland Cowboys. Thurston details what he called the "contract circus" that started in 2012 when he was set to come off contract with the Cowboys in 2013. ©Supplied When asked about the toughest times in his life at the book launch, Thurston reflected on how difficult it was to write about that family tragedy. Votes are in: The Greatest Blues, Maroons teams of all, 'It is up to him now': Bennett challenges Hess to repay faith, Thurston voted best Churchill Medal winner for 2015 heroics, Cooper thanks partner in havoc JT for 'great part of my life', Thurston thanks Green for turning Cowboys into winners, You have skipped the navigation, tab for page content. Thurston played his final game against the Gold Coast Titans, producing a masterclass in a tightly contested game that the Cowboys eventually won 30–26.  In Round 17 against the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks, Thurston played his 100th club match for the Cowboys in the 24–4 win at Dairy Famrers Stadium.  Thurston was Queensland's five-eighth in the 2013 State of Origin series, in whose third and deciding game he scored a try and kicked two goals in the 12–10 win at ANZ Stadium, helping the Maroons extend their record to eight consecutive series victories.. , At the 2016 Dally M Awards, Thurston was nominated for four awards including; Captain of the Year, Representative of the Year, Halfback of the Year and Provan Summons Medalist.  This was the start of a 6-match winning streak. On 29 September 2014, at the 2014 Dally M Awards, Thurston and Parramatta Eels captain Jarryd Hayne were the joint winners of the 2014 Dally M Player of the Year Award. Arthur Beetson Medal: 2017 Ron McAuliffe Medal:6 2012 Then he stared straight at the camera to deliver an encouraging message to the students at the Aurukun campus of the Cape York Aboriginal Australian Academy, in far north Queensland.  In the 2012 Anzac Test against New Zealand, Thurston played at five-eighth, scored a try, kicked four goals from four attempts and was named man-of-the-match in the Kangaroos 20–12 win at Eden Park. All Rights Reserved. Most Popular #14095.  During a match in Round 12 against Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles, Thurston was found guilty of swearing at the referee 8 times in regards to a forward pass decision against the Cowboys which aided in Manly winning 24–20. Thurston, a noted Indigenous player and co-captain of the North Queensland Cowboys, visited Aurukun in December. Rugby Players. Thurston had been nagged by injury troubles all through 2017. The Cowboys lost 30–16 to the Wests Tigers, ending Thurston's chance of winning two consecutive grand finals. Born on April 25 #38.  In Round 3 against the Newcastle Knights, Thurston played his 200th NRL career match in the Cowboys 34–6 loss at Hunter Stadium.  Thurston helped Queensland to win a 7th consecutive Origin series win, 2–1 in the 2012 State of Origin series. Wally Lewis Medal:5 2008 At the 2012 Dally M Awards Thurston was named the NRL's five-eighth of the year. In late 2005, Thurston was one of 13 NRL players who posed for the League of Their Own 2006 calendar that was produced in the style of the Dieux du Stade calendars to raise money for the Koori Kids foundation. In August 2008, Thurston was named in the Australia training squad for the 2008 Rugby League World Cup. Please note: Due to the vast amount of accolades won by Thurston, this is just a summary of his major award wins. All teachers were temporarily evacuated and school was cancelled for the rest of the term.  At club level Thurston was awarded the Halfback of the Year award and the prestigious Dally M Medal as the 2005 NRL season's Player of the Year, helping North Queensland to the 2005 NRL Grand Final, the first for the club. It was fitting that his autobiography was launched at Suncorp Stadium, where Thurston created so many wonderful memories in a Maroons jersey in his stellar career. 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