Spend an evening talk­ing footy with JT

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THERE will be no State of Ori­gin come­backs for Johnathan Thurston this year — but there will be a “no-holds barred’’ speak­ing tour at the end of the year.

The re­tired Ma­roons star will lift the lid on his in­cred­i­ble 12-year State of Ori­gin ca­reer in Oc­to­ber when an Aus­tralian and New Zealand tour of An Evening With JT is launched.

“It is fair to say I have an Ori­gin story or two,’’ Thurston said. “We had some great times both on and off the field and I’ll be shar­ing those mo­ments dur­ing the tour.’’

Thurston will col­lect an- other Ori­gin yarn or two this week with the fu­ture im­mor­tal to be part of the Ma­roons prepa­ra­tions for Wed­nes­day night’s blockbuster against the NSW Blues.

The four-time Dally M win­ner will be joined by some of the big­gest names in rugby league dur­ing his tour.

“I am ex­cited to pro­vide an insight into my child­hood, cul­ture and ca­reer in an in­ti­mate set­ting live on stage,’’ Thurston said.

Thurston’s record break­ing ca­reer will fin­ish this year as he plans to re­tire at the end of the NRL sea­son.

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