YOU can turn up for Johnathan Thurston’s farewell but don’t forget to rock up to the game.
That’s the warning Queensland legend Wally Lewis has for the Maroons after Thurston was on Friday ruled out of this year’s State of Origin finale and the rest of the NRL season with a shoulder injury.
After forcing a decider with his matchwinning conversion in game two, Thurston will watch from the sidelines at Suncorp Stadium on July 12. And while Lewis admits the North Queensland star’s on-field absence will provide extra motivation for the Maroons, the Immortal is urging the team not to be distracted by the drama.
ORIGIN LEGACY: JT was battered but never beatenQueensland legends Johnathan Thurston and Wally Lewis.
“It would be a nice way to do it, to be able to say to JT, ‘We did it for you’ but I don’t think it should be the centre of attention in winning game three,” Lewis told...
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