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Thurston wins Human Rights Medal - NRL.COM

Thurston wins Human Rights Medal

Johnathan Thurston has been awarded the prestigious Human Rights Medal. Copyright: NRL Photos.

North Queensland Cowboys halfback Johnathan Thurston has been awarded the prestigious Human Rights Medal by the Australian Human Rights Commission for his work to improve the life outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians.

Thurston was honoured at the AHRC Awards at Sydney's Westin Hotel on Friday afternoon by Human Rights Commission president, Professor Rosalind Croucher.

"Johnathan Thurston is a superstar in the National Rugby League. He is also a role model to thousands of young Australians and a mentor to Indigenous students," Professor Croucher said.

"The Human Rights Medal honours Johnathan's achievements, particularly his commitment to improving the educational opportunities available to young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people."

The 34-year-old's...


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Thurston aims for premiership glory in swang song season - Townsville Bulletin

NORTH Queenslanders are hoping for a fairytale final season to farewell retiring Cowboys star Johnathan Thurston.

Coming off their grand final loss to Melbourne last season, the Cowboys have started pre-season training with the aim of going one better this year.

“That’s the plan – but I’m not naive to think all dreams come true,” Thurston said yesterday.

The 34-year-old confirmed 2018 would be his 17th and last season before retirement.

He spoke candidly about cherishing the time he has left with his beloved club.

NQ Cowboys pre-season training session at Townsville Sports Reserve. Johnathan Thurston. Picture: Evan Morgan

“I know it’s going to be my final year so it’s about enjoying it, enjoying being around the playing group, enjoying the couple of nights you’re away with the boys, the pre-season camps, all that type of stuff because it’s my last one,” North Queensland’s...


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Read more: Thurston aims for premiership glory in swang song season - Townsville Bulletin

Thurston aims for premiership glory in swang song season - Townsville Bulletin

NORTH Queenslanders are hoping for a fairytale final season to farewell retiring Cowboys star Johnathan Thurston.

Coming off their grand final loss to Melbourne last season, the Cowboys have started pre-season training with the aim of going one better this year.

“That’s the plan – but I’m not naive to think all dreams come true,” Thurston said yesterday.

The 34-year-old confirmed 2018 would be his 17th and last season before retirement.

He spoke candidly about cherishing the time he has left with his beloved club.

NQ Cowboys pre-season training session at Townsville Sports Reserve. Johnathan Thurston. Picture: Evan Morgan

“I know it’s going to be my final year so it’s about enjoying it, enjoying being around the playing group, enjoying the couple of nights you’re away with the boys, the pre-season camps, all that type of stuff because it’s my last one,” North Queensland’s...


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Morgan eyes Kangaroos No.7 jersey - NRL.COM

Kangaroos half Michael Morgan is open to a full-time move to halfback, saying that he would love to take over from Cooper Cronk as Australia's long-term No.7. 

Morgan's comments come after Cronk announced his retirement from representative football on Saturday night, going out a deserved winner as the Kangaroos' claimed a 6-0 World Cup final win over England. 

His departure from the international game leaves a gaping hole in Australia's line-up, with 75 Tests of experience vanishing from the Kangaroos' halves in the space of 12 months due to Cronk and Johnathan Thurston hanging up their representative boots. 

Both will still be running around in the NRL in 2018, with Thurston returning to the North Queensland Cowboys after missing the majority of this year with a shoulder injury. 

His return to halfback for North Queensland will push Morgan back to five-eighth, with Morgan admitting...


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Read more: Morgan eyes Kangaroos No.7 jersey - NRL.COM

Morgan eyes Kangaroos No.7 jersey - NRL.COM

Kangaroos half Michael Morgan is open to a full-time move to halfback, saying that he would love to take over from Cooper Cronk as Australia's long-term No.7. 

Morgan's comments come after Cronk announced his retirement from representative football on Saturday night, going out a deserved winner as the Kangaroos' claimed a 6-0 World Cup final win over England. 

His departure from the international game leaves a gaping hole in Australia's line-up, with 75 Tests of experience vanishing from the Kangaroos' halves in the space of 12 months due to Cronk and Johnathan Thurston hanging up their representative boots. 

Both will still be running around in the NRL in 2018, with Thurston returning to the North Queensland Cowboys after missing the majority of this year with a shoulder injury. 

His return to halfback for North Queensland will push Morgan back to five-eighth, with Morgan admitting...


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Read more: Morgan eyes Kangaroos No.7 jersey - NRL.COM

Thurston back at Cowboys training - NRL.COM

Johnathan Thurston has returned to training for the 2018 pre-season, and the North Queensland Cowboys co-captain is wasting no time getting back into it after so much time out of the game. 

It comes after a season-ending shoulder injury the playmaker sustained in State of Origin II, which forced him to miss the Cowboys' charge to the grand final where they were beaten by the Melbourne Storm. 

"It's nice to be back, that's for sure, I had a busy off-season so it's good to be back around the boys and I've got four weeks of hard work now before Christmas," Thurston said. 

"It's been a busy break, obviously with the shoulder as well I was doing a lot of travelling as well so it's nice now that the shoulder is just about fully healed, I've got full range in it and it's just about getting strength back into it and I can do that… over the next four weeks." 

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Matt Scott visits Heatley Primary School - Townsville Bulletin

HE HAS not played football since March but North Queensland Cowboys co-captain Matt Scott is still treated like a rock star by Townsville students.

Scott was swamped as he visited Heatley Primary School as part of the Cowboys’ adopt-a-school program yesterday to referee a game of touch football before he was hit with all the hard questions by young Prep students.

“It’s good to get (a visit in) so soon back into training and before the year finishes,” he said.

“They like to ask who my best friend is, if I know Johnathan Thurston. They’re always very random and a lot of fun.”

North Queensland Cowboys co-captain Matt Scott visited his adopt-a- school Heatley State Primary School. Picture: Zak Simmonds

Scott said he felt like he had been in pre-season since March when he suffered a major knee injury.

“It’s exciting to start again and this is about just getting ready for next year now,”...


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Morgan downplays captaincy chances - NRL.com - NRL.COM

Morgan downplays captaincy chances

Michael Morgan was a standout for the Cowboys in 2017. Credit: Grant Trouville. Copyright: NRL Photos.

North Queensland Cowboys star Michael Morgan has talked down his long-term captaincy chances, believing Gavin Cooper is the next in line after co-captains Johnathan Thurston and Matt Scott.

The club clearly has one eye on the future, with Cowboys recruitment chief Peter Parr labelling Morgan as the club's next captain during the team's finals run last season.

With Thurston and Scott heading into the twilight of their careers, there will soon be an opening but Morgan was quick to shut down any suggestions he would be the perfect candidate.

Modesty aside, Morgan would be a strong option to become captain after coming of age in 2017, stepping up in the absence of Thurston to become one of the game's best halves while guiding the Cowboys to the grand final.

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The Former Cowboys Cheerleader Making You Insta Famous - Hit 107

Becoming 'Insta famous' is more than just choosing the right filter, there's a lot to learn and you can get tips and tricks from the best in the biz. 

Former North Queensland Cowboys and Townsville Crocodiles Cheerleader, Lucy Jackson has broken the news to her Instagram followers that she is launching "A Basic Girl's Guide To Becoming Insta Famous". 

"Head to the website in my bio and pop your email in at the bottom for updates! It's going to be full of info, tips from some of Instagram's biggest babes and let's be honest I'll probably swear a lot so it's sure to be entertaining," Lucy shared to her 27k+ Insta followers. 

Lucy definitely knows her stuff with a lengthy resume including working with Red Bull, Princess Polly, and she entertains nearly 100k followers on fashion Insta account @wethe_wildones with her best friend Nikki Westcott. 

Since completing her Uni studies at James...


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Thurston back at Cowboys training - NRL.COM

Johnathan Thurston has returned to training for the 2018 pre-season, and the North Queensland Cowboys co-captain is wasting no time getting back into it after so much time out of the game. 

It comes after a season-ending shoulder injury the playmaker sustained in State of Origin II, which forced him to miss the Cowboys' charge to the grand final where they were beaten by the Melbourne Storm. 

"It's nice to be back, that's for sure, I had a busy off-season so it's good to be back around the boys and I've got four weeks of hard work now before Christmas," Thurston said. 

"It's been a busy break, obviously with the shoulder as well I was doing a lot of travelling as well so it's nice now that the shoulder is just about fully healed, I've got full range in it and it's just about getting strength back into it and I can do that… over the next four weeks." 

With his time on the sidelines...


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Matt Scott visits Heatley Primary School - Townsville Bulletin

HE HAS not played football since March but North Queensland Cowboys co-captain Matt Scott is still treated like a rock star by Townsville students.

Scott was swamped as he visited Heatley Primary School as part of the Cowboys’ adopt-a-school program yesterday to referee a game of touch football before he was hit with all the hard questions by young Prep students.

“It’s good to get (a visit in) so soon back into training and before the year finishes,” he said.

“They like to ask who my best friend is, if I know Johnathan Thurston. They’re always very random and a lot of fun.”

North Queensland Cowboys co-captain Matt Scott visited his adopt-a- school Heatley State Primary School. Picture: Zak Simmonds

Scott said he felt like he had been in pre-season since March when he suffered a major knee injury.

“It’s exciting to start again and this is about just getting ready for next year now,”...


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Morgan eyes Kangaroos No.7 jersey - NRL.COM

Kangaroos half Michael Morgan is open to a full-time move to halfback, saying that he would love to take over from Cooper Cronk as Australia's long-term No.7. 

Morgan's comments come after Cronk announced his retirement from representative football on Saturday night, going out a deserved winner as the Kangaroos' claimed a 6-0 World Cup final win over England. 

His departure from the international game leaves a gaping hole in Australia's line-up, with 75 Tests of experience vanishing from the Kangaroos' halves in the space of 12 months due to Cronk and Johnathan Thurston hanging up their representative boots. 

Both will still be running around in the NRL in 2018, with Thurston returning to the North Queensland Cowboys after missing the majority of this year with a shoulder injury. 

His return to halfback for North Queensland will push Morgan back to five-eighth, with Morgan admitting...


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Read more: Morgan eyes Kangaroos No.7 jersey - NRL.COM

Taumalolo's multi-million dollar Cowboys deal is a steal - Johns - Sporting News

Matthew Johns argues the Cowboys got Jason Taumalolo at a bargain price for $1 million a season, saying his impact is worth double.

MORE: The Lurker: Why Fiji's RLWC success is delaying Hayne Plane from take off | The 10 non-NRL names from the RLWC your club should look at

Taumalolo put pen to paper on one of the richest NRL deals in history, staying loyal to the Cowboys on a $10 million ten-year contract that should see out his career.

Ranked as the best forward in the game, the 24-year-old was in hot demand as the Warriors attempted to lure him back home, but North Queensland's monster deal was too good to refuse.

While it seems like a lot of money, seven-figure salaries have become a commonality in 2017 with Jack Bird, Anthony Milford, Shaun Johnson, Cooper Cronk and Ashley Taylor all joining the million dollar club.

If Taumalolo put himself on the open market, Johns believes he...


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Read more: Taumalolo's multi-million dollar Cowboys deal is a steal - Johns - Sporting News

Taumalolo's multi-million dollar Cowboys deal is a steal - Johns - Sporting News

Matthew Johns argues the Cowboys got Jason Taumalolo at a bargain price for $1 million a season, saying his impact is worth double.

MORE: The Lurker: Why Fiji's RLWC success is delaying Hayne Plane from take off | The 10 non-NRL names from the RLWC your club should look at

Taumalolo put pen to paper on one of the richest NRL deals in history, staying loyal to the Cowboys on a $10 million ten-year contract that should see out his career.

Ranked as the best forward in the game, the 24-year-old was in hot demand as the Warriors attempted to lure him back home, but North Queensland's monster deal was too good to refuse.

While it seems like a lot of money, seven-figure salaries have become a commonality in 2017 with Jack Bird, Anthony Milford, Shaun Johnson, Cooper Cronk and Ashley Taylor all joining the million dollar club.

If Taumalolo put himself on the open market, Johns believes he...


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Read more: Taumalolo's multi-million dollar Cowboys deal is a steal - Johns - Sporting News

Thurston back at Cowboys training - NRL.COM

Johnathan Thurston has returned to training for the 2018 pre-season, and the North Queensland Cowboys co-captain is wasting no time getting back into it after so much time out of the game. 

It comes after a season-ending shoulder injury the playmaker sustained in State of Origin II, which forced him to miss the Cowboys' charge to the grand final where they were beaten by the Melbourne Storm. 

"It's nice to be back, that's for sure, I had a busy off-season so it's good to be back around the boys and I've got four weeks of hard work now before Christmas," Thurston said. 

"It's been a busy break, obviously with the shoulder as well I was doing a lot of travelling as well so it's nice now that the shoulder is just about fully healed, I've got full range in it and it's just about getting strength back into it and I can do that… over the next four weeks." 

With his time on the sidelines...


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Read more: Thurston back at Cowboys training - NRL.COM

Thurston back at Cowboys training - NRL.COM

Johnathan Thurston has returned to training for the 2018 pre-season, and the North Queensland Cowboys co-captain is wasting no time getting back into it after so much time out of the game. 

It comes after a season-ending shoulder injury the playmaker sustained in State of Origin II, which forced him to miss the Cowboys' charge to the grand final where they were beaten by the Melbourne Storm. 

"It's nice to be back, that's for sure, I had a busy off-season so it's good to be back around the boys and I've got four weeks of hard work now before Christmas," Thurston said. 

"It's been a busy break, obviously with the shoulder as well I was doing a lot of travelling as well so it's nice now that the shoulder is just about fully healed, I've got full range in it and it's just about getting strength back into it and I can do that… over the next four weeks." 

With his time on the sidelines...


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Read more: Thurston back at Cowboys training - NRL.COM

Morgan eyes Kangaroos No.7 jersey - NRL.COM

Kangaroos half Michael Morgan is open to a full-time move to halfback, saying that he would love to take over from Cooper Cronk as Australia's long-term No.7. 

Morgan's comments come after Cronk announced his retirement from representative football on Saturday night, going out a deserved winner as the Kangaroos' claimed a 6-0 World Cup final win over England. 

His departure from the international game leaves a gaping hole in Australia's line-up, with 75 Tests of experience vanishing from the Kangaroos' halves in the space of 12 months due to Cronk and Johnathan Thurston hanging up their representative boots. 

Both will still be running around in the NRL in 2018, with Thurston returning to the North Queensland Cowboys after missing the majority of this year with a shoulder injury. 

His return to halfback for North Queensland will push Morgan back to five-eighth, with Morgan admitting...


Read full article on NRL GN NorthQueenslandCowboys


Read more: Morgan eyes Kangaroos No.7 jersey - NRL.COM

Morgan eyes Kangaroos No.7 jersey - NRL.COM

Kangaroos half Michael Morgan is open to a full-time move to halfback, saying that he would love to take over from Cooper Cronk as Australia's long-term No.7. 

Morgan's comments come after Cronk announced his retirement from representative football on Saturday night, going out a deserved winner as the Kangaroos' claimed a 6-0 World Cup final win over England. 

His departure from the international game leaves a gaping hole in Australia's line-up, with 75 Tests of experience vanishing from the Kangaroos' halves in the space of 12 months due to Cronk and Johnathan Thurston hanging up their representative boots. 

Both will still be running around in the NRL in 2018, with Thurston returning to the North Queensland Cowboys after missing the majority of this year with a shoulder injury. 

His return to halfback for North Queensland will push Morgan back to five-eighth, with Morgan admitting...


Read full article on NRL GN NorthQueenslandCowboys


Read more: Morgan eyes Kangaroos No.7 jersey - NRL.COM

Taumalolo's multi-million dollar Cowboys deal is a steal - Johns - Sporting News

Matthew Johns argues the Cowboys got Jason Taumalolo at a bargain price for $1 million a season, saying his impact is worth double.

MORE: The Lurker: Why Fiji's RLWC success is delaying Hayne Plane from take off | The 10 non-NRL names from the RLWC your club should look at

Taumalolo put pen to paper on one of the richest NRL deals in history, staying loyal to the Cowboys on a $10 million ten-year contract that should see out his career.

Ranked as the best forward in the game, the 24-year-old was in hot demand as the Warriors attempted to lure him back home, but North Queensland's monster deal was too good to refuse.

While it seems like a lot of money, seven-figure salaries have become a commonality in 2017 with Jack Bird, Anthony Milford, Shaun Johnson, Cooper Cronk and Ashley Taylor all joining the million dollar club.

If Taumalolo put himself on the open market, Johns believes he...


Read full article on NRL GN NorthQueenslandCowboys


Read more: Taumalolo's multi-million dollar Cowboys deal is a steal - Johns - Sporting News

Taumalolo's multi-million dollar Cowboys deal is a steal - Johns - Sporting News

Matthew Johns argues the Cowboys got Jason Taumalolo at a bargain price for $1 million a season, saying his impact is worth double.

MORE: The Lurker: Why Fiji's RLWC success is delaying Hayne Plane from take off | The 10 non-NRL names from the RLWC your club should look at

Taumalolo put pen to paper on one of the richest NRL deals in history, staying loyal to the Cowboys on a $10 million ten-year contract that should see out his career.

Ranked as the best forward in the game, the 24-year-old was in hot demand as the Warriors attempted to lure him back home, but North Queensland's monster deal was too good to refuse.

While it seems like a lot of money, seven-figure salaries have become a commonality in 2017 with Jack Bird, Anthony Milford, Shaun Johnson, Cooper Cronk and Ashley Taylor all joining the million dollar club.

If Taumalolo put himself on the open market, Johns believes he...


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Read more: Taumalolo's multi-million dollar Cowboys deal is a steal - Johns - Sporting News



 

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