Johnathan Thurston makes fans’ dreams come true as he parties like he just won the grand final
Johnathan Thurston makes fans’ dreams come true as he party like he just won the grand final after Brisbane’s big win at the Magic Round.
- The former Bulldogs and Cowboys star worked for Channel Nine
- He was sent outside to capture the drizzled atmosphere at Suncorp Stadium.
- Thurston got more than he bargained for when he was mobbed by happy fans
- He was bouncing happily back and forth with them, smiling like a happy child.
TV reporters are supposed to look professional, but NRL legend Johnathan Thurston’s inner child had to escape during Channel Nine’s coverage of Magic Round in Brisbane.
Thurston, a two-time first-place winner with the Bulldogs and Cowboys, was sent outside Suncorp Stadium in the rain to hear some comments from fans who attended the annual marquee event.
Fans were quick to harass the legend and began jumping up and down while chanting his name. Sporting his trademark smile, Thurston couldn’t help but join in the fun.
It began to rock with excited fans, much to their delight, with supporters from a wide range of NRL clubs joining in on the fun.
It’s par for the course for Thurston, who has developed a reputation for his cheeky sense of humor and trademark laugh.
The images also made NRL fans happy online, with the moment captured on social media Instagram.
‘JT looks like he’s 18 here. Hitting the clubs for the first time,’ one fan commented.
“He will be remembered as one of the greatest players on and off the pitch, a true Australian blues legend,” said another.
Thurston celebrates the 2015 premiership with his North Queensland Cowboys teammates and excited fans at Townsville Airport
Thurston played in 323 NRL games, winning a premiership off the bench with the Bulldogs in 2004 and giving the Cowboys their first grand final appearance in 2005 and their first and only premiership in 2015.
He was also part of the Queensland Maroons’ golden era, playing 37 games and scoring 220 points. He also won 38 test caps for the Kangaroos and won a record four Dally M medals as the best player in the game.