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MOLO TO MAKE BLACK­HAWKS DE­BUT THIS SATUR­DAY

Townsville Bulletin - - SPORT - TRAVIS MEYN

JOHNATHAN Thurston has put an end to spec­u­la­tion sur­round­ing a pos­si­ble State of Ori­gin come­back, declar­ing his Queens­land ca­reer is over.

Thurston will sit in the coaches’ box at Sun­corp Sta­dium tonight dur­ing what was sup­posed to be his fi­nal Ma­roons ap­pear­ance as a player. A sea­son- end­ing shoul­der in­jury killed his fairy­tale farewell af­ter Thurston de­cided ear­lier this year that 2017 would be his fi­nal year as a rep­re­sen­ta­tive player.

Be­fore he un­der­went shoul­der surgery, Thurston said: “If I got the call from the coach I would prob­a­bly con­sider it ( an Ori­gin re­turn in 2018).”

But the 37- game Ma­roons leg­end has con­firmed he will not be head­ing down that path af­ter com­ing to terms with his in­jury. CON­TIN­UED:

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FADED FAIRY­TALE: Johnathan Thurston dur­ing a Queens­land Ma­roons State of Ori­gin train­ing ses­sion at Sanc­tu­ary Cove.

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