Sam Ayoub‘s client League legend Johnathan Thurston described Belinda Sharpe as “inspirational” after she became the first woman in Australian rugby league history to referee a first-grade game. In an article written on Fox Sports by Staff Writers with AAP, JT was quoted saying, “It’s groundbreaking for the NRL and sport in general for a female referee to referee the game,”
Sam Ayoub‘s client Johnathan Thurston is racking up the miles in this milestone weekend – a round where the NRL celebrates 1000 games. Townsville-based Thurston was in Melbourne on Saturday night for Cameron Smith’s 300th and jumped on a plane on Sunday morning to fly to Sydney and then a hire car to drive to Gosford for Gavin Cooper’s 300th.
A bronze statue of rugby league legend Johnathan Thurston [Sam Ayoub‘s client] will “stand watch” over a time capsule outside the new Townsville stadium. Brisbane Times’ Felicity Caldwell shares this story, “The statue will honour the contribution JT has made to the sport of rugby league and acknowledge the significant role he plays in the north Queensland community,” tender documents
Queensland will target Blues half Mitchell Pearce’s “mental scars” when he kits up for NSW for the first time since 2017, says Maroons great Johnathan Thurston [Sam Ayoub‘s client]. Wide World of Sports’ George Vlotis tells this story, “There’s obviously a lot of mental scars there from those years no doubt,” Thurston told Macca’s Thursday Night Golden Point. “He’ll come
Sam Ayoub‘s client Queensland legend Johnathan Thurston wants to see Mitchell Pearce play second-fiddle to James Maloney in the halves for NSW in the Origin decider. In the article on Sporting News, JT has this to say, “I think you play Pearce at six, Maloney at seven. The way that he [Maloney] controlled the game last night was pure class
State of Origin greats Johnathan Thurston [Sam Ayoub’s client] and Paul Gallen have backed Kevin Walters’ assessment of the Maroons performance in Game Two, lambasting their lack of effort and commitment in the 38-6 loss. In the article on Sporting News written by Nathan Williamson, JT was quoted saying, “Our play the ball speed was incredibly slow if you have
On this day, Slammin’ Sam Backo becomes an instant cult hero for the Maroons, the great Johnathan Thurston [Sam Ayoub‘s client] steers the Cowboys to 11 straight and Jake Mamo puts his name up in lights. This and more in this article on NRL.com. Read full article here
Kalyn Ponga has declared he wants to be like Maroons legend [Sam Ayoub‘s client] Johnathan Thurston and explained why he feels like a fully fledged Queenslander. In the NRL.com article written by Joel Gould, Ponga was quoted syaing, “I remember watching JT a lot. I’d watch JT and how he worked off the ball. The work that he did off
They enjoyed sustained record-breaking success alongside each other at state and national level so it’s fitting Johnathan Thurston [Sam Ayoub‘s client] and Cameron Smith have been recognised together in the 2019 Queen’s Birthday Honours list. NRL.com tells this story, Thurston said the honour was unexpected. “[It’s] certainly a massive honour and one I’m extremely humbled by,” he said. “Rugby league
Sam Ayoub‘s client A young Johnathan Thurston was considered too skinny, too slow and too wild to play professional rugby league. Today he is heralded as one of the greatest players the game has ever seen. And he has been made a Member of the Order of Australia for his service to rugby league and position as a role model.