North Queensland Cowboys nice Johnathan Thurston flew again dwelling to be along with his household after he was left “completely devastated” by the information that his former coach, Paul Inexperienced, had died aged 49.
- Johnathan Thurston was on account of seem on 9’s Thursday night time soccer protection, however as an alternative flew dwelling to be along with his household
- The Cowboys play the Roosters in Sydney on Saturday night time
- A minute’s silence is being held earlier than each NRL sport this spherical
On Channel 9’s protection of the Panthers-Storm sport on Thursday night time, Thurston, the co-captain and Clive Churchill medallist of Green’s premiership-winning Cowboys side, was absent.
Cameron Smith mentioned he spent a couple of hours with Thurston on Thursday afternoon earlier than his pal, colleague and former Maroons teammate returned dwelling to be along with his household and his beloved North Queensland neighborhood.
“[Thurston] was completely devastated, as had been most of the gamers and his teammates in that Cowboys outfit coach led by Paul Inexperienced,” Smith mentioned.
“We simply wish to ship our greatest needs to all these gamers and significantly our mate JT. We really feel for you, as the whole rugby league neighborhood do.
“For everybody that was concerned with Paul Inexperienced and his household, we want you all the easiest.”
Many different Cowboys premiership gamers posted messages of unhappiness on social media, together with Michael Morgan, John Asiata and Ben Hannant.
North Queensland performs the Roosters in Sydney on Saturday afternoon.
A minute’s silence might be held earlier than each NRL sport this spherical.