Here’s to JT, he’s our work of art

Townsville Bulletin - - NEWS -

RUGBY league great Johnathan Thurston has plenty of mem­o­ra­bilia from one of the great sport­ing ca­reers.

But he now has some­thing from you to hang on his wall. To mark Thurston’s re­tire­ment from Ori­gin footy, the Townsville Bul­letin and News Corp Aus­tralia’s other 12 re­gional daily news­pa­pers in the state com­mis­sioned a spe­cial gift to present to the North Queens­land Cow­boys leg­end on be­half of read­ers.

Car­toon­ist Peter Broel­man did a spe­cial il­lus­tra­tion of the great man, and we framed it and pre­sented it to Thurston in Townsville this week.

It read: ‘’ Thank you from all of Qld.’’ Thurston was hum­bled by the gift, and even re­quested a sec­ond copy.

“It has been an ab­so­lute honour to play for the Queens­land Ma­roons,” he said.

“My team­mates will be my friends for life and the me­mories will stay with me for­ever. I am truly hum­bled by the ac­co­lades and want to thank the peo­ple of Queens­land for be­ing cham­pion sup­port­ers; you guys are def­i­nitely part of our suc­cess and I hope I’ve made you proud.”

Bul­letin read­ers can win a poster signed by Thurston by fill­ing out an en­try form which will be pub­lished in Tues­day’s pa­per.

The poster will also be pub­lished in Mon­day’s pa­per for all our read­ers to en­joy.

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