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Johnathon Thurston

by James Phelps, Johnathon Thurston

The autobiography of the league legend.

Johnathan Thurston is widely regarded as rugby league’s greatest player. This autobiography will follow Thurston’s journey from a Brisbane kid who was written off as too skinny, too slow and too wild to play professionally, to his debut with the Canterbury Bulldogs in 2003, to State of Origin star, to Dally M and Clive Churchill Medal winner, and the fairytale premierships.



About James Phelps

James Phelps is an award winning senior reporter for the Daily and Sunday Telegraph in Sydney. He began as on overnight police rounds reporter before moving into sport where he became one of Australia's best news breaking rugby league reporters.  James became News Australia's Chief National Motorsport's Writer and travelled the world chasing F1 stories as well as becoming Australia's No.1 V8 Supercar reporter. James is also a senior feature writer for the Sunday Telegraph. Following the best selling Dick Johnson: the Autobiography of a True-Blue Aussie Sporting Legend, James has returned to his roots to delve into the criminal underworld with his first crime book: Australia's Hardest Prison; Inside the Walls of Long Bay Jail. James is a twice V8 Supercar media award winner and a former News Awards 'Young Journalist of the Year'' and 'Sport Reporter of the Year''.


About Johnathon Thurston

Johnathan Thurston made his NRL debut back in 2002 with the Bulldogs, picking up a premiership ring in the Clubs 2004 Grand Final victory. He has played in every game in each of Queensland's eight consecutive State of Origin victories, achieved the highest individual honour in Rugby League by being awarded the Golden Boot for World Player of the Year and has the rare distinction of winning three Dally M medals. In 2015 he won a premiership for his beloved North Queensland Cowboys and Townsville.



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