Johnathan Thurston

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Career Stats & Summary

Vital Statistics

Born
Monday, 25th April, 1983
Current Age
35 years and 203 days
Place Of Birth
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Awards & Accolades

Dally M Halfback Of The Year
2005, 2007, 2009, 2015
Dally M Player Of The Year
2005, 2007, 2014, 2015
RLPA Player of the Year
2005, 2013, 2014, 2015
RLIF Back Of The Year
2007
RLW Player of the Year
2007
Wally Lewis Medal
2008
RLIF Halfback Of The Year
2009
Golden Boot Award
2011, 2013, 2015
Dally M Five-Eighth Of The Year
2012, 2013, 2014
Ken Stephen Memorial Award
2012
RLIF Five-Eighth Of The Year
2012
Harry Sunderland Medal
2013
Provan Summons Medal
2014, 2015
Clive Churchill Medal
2015
Dally M Captain Of The Year
2015

Biography

Former Junior Kangaroo captain, originally from Toowoomba (Queensland), first came under notice when he landed the winning goal for the Bulldogs in the 2002 First Division grand final. Thurston had a great season in 2003 as the club sought to avenge the stripping of its competition points when it headed the premiership table the previous year. The Bulldogs fell short in 2003 and Thurston had an injury-ridden year when the club mounted its 2004 grand final campaign. Electing to sign with the North Queensland North Queensland for 2005 he was only called onto the Bulldogs’ interchange bench for the grand final following the withdrawal of injured captain Steve Price (following the Bulldog’s 16-13 win Thurston offered his premiership ring to Price who declined the offer.) It was no coincidence that Thurston’s arrival in Townsville culminated in the North Queensland qualifying for the grand final – after making his State of Origin debut at halfback in 2005 the wiry pivot was named ‘Dally M’ Player of the Year after galvanising the North Queensland’ attack during the season. Thurston made his Test debut in Australia’s 50-12 win over NZ in Brisbane in May 2006 – coming off the interchange in deference to captain Darren Lockyer and veteran Andrew Johns, who was playing in his final Test – and following Queensland’s State of Origin success that year he appeared in four Tests at the end of the year, including Australia’s Tri-Nations final win over NZ.

- ALAN WHITICKER

Career Statistics

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International

Test Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Australia 2006-09, 2011-17 38 13 165   - 382 35 2 1 92.11% Match list
Overall 2006-2017 38 13 165   0 382 35 2 1 92.11% Match list

World Cup Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Australia 2006-2013 9 5 52   - 124 8 1 0 88.89% Match list
Overall 2008-2013 9 5 52   0 124 8 1 0 88.89% Match list


Representative

Australia - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Queensland 2005-17 37 5 99   2 220 24 13 0 64.86% Match list
Indig. All Stars 2010-13, 2015 5 - 13   - 26 3 2 0 60.00% Match list
Overall 2005-2017 42 5 112   2 246 27 15 0 64.29% Match list


Club Career

Australian League Matches - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Bulldogs NRL 2002 7 2 -   - 8 5 2 0 71.43% Match list
Bulldogs NRL 2003 15 4 -   - 16 9 6 0 60.00% Match list
Bulldogs NRL 2004 7 4 0 / 1 0.00% - 16 6 1 0 85.71% Match list
North Queensland NRL 2005 26 5 28 / 36 77.78% 2 78 15 11 0 57.69% Match list
North Queensland NRL 2006 17 11 49 / 63 77.78% - 142 9 8 0 52.94% Match list
North Queensland NRL 2007 25 10 78 / 97 80.41% - 196 17 8 0 68.00% Match list
North Queensland NRL 2008 17 4 39 / 50 78.00% - 94 4 13 0 23.53% Match list
North Queensland NRL 2009 23 11 79 / 99 79.80% - 202 10 13 0 43.48% Match list
North Queensland NRL 2010 17 2 43 / 50 86.00% 1 95 3 14 0 17.65% Match list
North Queensland NRL 2011 19 10 61 / 79 77.22% - 162 11 8 0 57.89% Match list
North Queensland NRL 2012 24 3 90 / 109 82.57% - 192 15 9 0 62.50% Match list
North Queensland NRL 2013 22 2 71 / 94 75.53% 1 151 12 10 0 54.55% Match list
North Queensland NRL 2014 24 11 93 / 121 76.86% 4 234 15 9 0 62.50% Match list
North Queensland NRL 2015 25 4 93 / 119 78.15% 6 208 18 7 0 72.00% Match list
North Queensland NRL 2016 24 2 96 / 114 84.21% 1 201 16 8 0 66.67% Match list
North Queensland NRL 2017 7 2 26 / 30 86.67% 1 61 5 2 0 71.43% Match list
North Queensland NRL 2018 24 3 77 / 99 77.78% - 166 8 16 0 33.33% Match list
Overall 2002-2018 323 90 923 / 1161 79.50% 16 2,222 178 145 0 55.11% Match list

Australian League Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Bulldogs 2002-04 29 10 - / 1 0.00% - 40 20 9 0 68.97% Match list
North Queensland 2005-18 294 80 923 / 1160 79.57% 16 2182 158 136 0 53.74% Match list
Overall 2002-2018 323 90 923 / 1161 79.50% 16 2,222 178 145 0 55.11% Match list

Australian Finals Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Bulldogs 2002-2004 2 2 -   - 8 2 0 0 100.00% Match list
North Queensland 2005, 2007, 2011-16 20 4 59   3 137 10 10 0 50.00% Match list
Overall 2004-2016 22 6 59   3 145 12 10 0 54.55% Match list

All Australian Club Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Bulldogs 2002-04 29 10 -   - 40 20 9 0 68.97% Match list
North Queensland 2005-18 295 81 928   16 2196 159 136 0 53.90% Match list
Overall 2002-2018 324 91 928   16 2,236 179 145 0 55.25% Match list

Your Say

Guy says: The best rugby league player we will see in a long time, champion! (28/09/2012)

Thane says: One of the best players still going in the game! (16/07/2015)

ElleN says: Stunning player, husband, father, sportsman & roll model for nrl and Australia. (31/03/2017)

Diego says: The best to ever lace the boots (26/06/2017)

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Last modified: Mon, 12 Nov 2018 13:47:07 +0000 (Sydney time)