Thurston will 'pack his boots' for Sunday's NRL grand final

Thurston has missed the back half of the season with a shoulder injury.
Thurston has missed the back half of the season with a shoulder injury. MICHAEL CHAMBERS

NORTH Queensland superstar Johnathan Thurston will bring his boots to Sunday's grand final but unlike fellow skipper Matt Scott, Thurston is resigned to watching from the sidelines.

Thurston scuttled any suggestions he was in line for a fairy-tale comeback but said he still had a major role to play ahead of the Cowboys showdown with Melbourne.

"I'll pack my boots," Thurston laughed. "I ride the rollercoaster like the fans do. It's no surprise to me that this playing group has put the club into this position. I've seen it day in day out what they do.

"I'll be trying to get in there (this week) with a spring in my step. Talk to the boys a lot. Go to meetings and making sure that I still have a voice there."

More at The Daily Telegraph

Topics:  johnathan thurston nrl

News Corp Australia

Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Regional residents join refugee fight

Hundreds of people from Tweed, Lismore, Toowoomba, Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast and Ipswich will travel to Brisbane for a refugee and asylum seeker forum hosted by the ASRC, Amnesty International, Oxfam Australia and Mums 4 Refugees.

'People are really troubled by the harsh way that we treat refugees'

Children 'ripped' from beds, border force threatens deportation

Priya and Nadesalingam's two daughters Dharuniga and Kopiga.

Biloela was left stunned when ABS stormed a much-loved family's home

Council mergers: Did they actually save us money?

Queensland Premier Peter Beattie confronts protesters against council amalgamation outside the shire council in Barcaldine.

A decade on from council mergers, was the pain worth it?

Local Partners