JT, a true Queenslander through and through
JT, you are a legend, the best we’ve ever seen. A master on the footy field, the greatest that’s ever been. When young kids see how you conduct yourself, and how pride for your culture is held so dear. You have no shame from where you came, and your heritage won’t disappear. A man that is held in such high esteem, by all the football world. A man that is a Queenslander, and as such you stand so tall. The know- alls said make it, that your small. They forgot you are a Queenslander, and you were born to play football. Born to be a great one, on the field and you would stature was not too in life. You’re a hero to your parents, to your children and your wife. A hero to all Queensland, but an enigma to New South Wales. When they see you are in the team, between their legs, they tuck their tails. For while you have played for Queensland, and it seems so long ago. For in twelve years poor old New South Wales, has only won … one in a row. When people looked at Phar Lap when he was just a foal, nobody would have ever known, what was going to unfold, for a heart as big as Phar Lap is what everyone would say. But a heart as big as JT, is what they say today. So, JT, you hold your head up high, with pride you gave us all your best. For what you have achieved in origin, you surely deserve a rest. But you can be assured JT, your legacy will shine through. For every young Queenslander, wants to be like you. So even when you’re not in the team, your AURA is so strong. The young blokes that will take your place, won’t do us any wrong. So, JT now you have retired, as GREAT players do. Be assured JT, as long as there is Origin, we will never ever forget you. So, thanks for the memories JT, A Queenslander, through and through.
BOB KOHLER, Sutherland Station, Bowen/ Collinsville. just all