PRIDE OF THE NORTH

Townsville Bulletin - - FRONT PAGE -

It’s do or die tonight at Sun­corp Sta­dium and North Queens­land’s heroes are ready to do their bit to keep the State of Ori­gin shield north of the bor­der. Townsville- bred stars Valen­tine Holmes ( top left), Coen Hess ( top right), Michael Mor­gan ( right) and Cow­boys cham­pion Gavin Cooper ( left) all have a role to play in get­ting the Ma­roons home in the de­cider with­out Cow­boys leg­end Johnathan Thurston ( be­low right) call­ing the shots. Thurston, who has un­der­gone sea­so­nend­ing shoul­der surgery since Game II, yes­ter­day con­firmed he would never wear ma­roon again.

MORGO HUN­GRY TO WIN FOR JT

GA­GAI TIPPED FOR GREAT­NESS

TEAM PRO­FILES & STATS

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