Spend an evening talking footy with JT
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.