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Thurston and Tonga might leave Cowboys

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by mickqld, Sep 26, 2010.

  1. mickqld

    mickqld Sack Greenslime 2017 Tipping Competitor

    Gold Coast
    +4,174 /85
    The source is Danny Weidler SMH so I wouldn't take it too seriously but what price getting Thurston or Tonga to Manly.


    DETAILS of Johnathan Thurston's arrest for what has been reported as drunken behaviour are starting to come forth - and those baying for his sacking as skipper might have to start pulling back on their criticism. The truth is there is an agenda against Thurston from sections of the club and the media - hanging Thurston out to dry on this matter takes plenty of heat off coach Neil Henry. The police arrested Thurston and then tipped off the media - it is starting to look increasingly like a major over-reaction from the police who put him away. I've been told there will be evidence presented by Thurston that there were 11 police present when he was arrested. Sources at the Treasury Casino say Thurston had no more than three drinks in the two hours he was there, and he was not asked to leave. His behaviour when the police pulled him up - wrestling a mate - was silly, but not malicious. He did make a mistake by laughing at the police when they said they wanted to arrest him - but most of the other police present were laughing with him. Willie Tonga told the police that if anyone in that group was drunk it was him and he should be arrested.

    WILLIE TONGA has fronted the Cowboys, requesting a release from the club. Word is he was given promise from Neil Henry that he could get out of his deal if he ever felt unhappy at the club. The issue for Tonga is that he is too valuable a player for the Cowboys - his form for Queensland this year should make him a leading contender for the Australian team. Tonga has largely been forgotten in discussions with so many centres dropping out of the coming Four Nations.
  2. Chip and Chase

    Chip and Chase True Supporter Staff Member Administrator Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +6,848 /51
    We couldn't even retain Ben Farrar, or make Beaver an offer, so the chances of signing JT or Tonga are non existant. Not that I'd want Thurston in maroon and white anyway.
  3. Copa Eagle

    Copa Eagle Member

    +16 /0
    thurston would be after millions, id say if he leaves hed be more likely to cross over to union or englsnd due to the fact that no one else could afford him, as for tonga he would want a fair deal to, and i dont really rate him, even though he has been QLD centre for 2-3 years now. Good old cowgirls running into a bit of trouble up there !
  4. Jethro

    Jethro This space is for rent Staff Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +2,022 /11
    Prior to this year's Melbourne Storm fiasco I would say that they would snap them up but now, the current two grand-finalists could fit them in I'm sure. After all, they do appear to have some very clever accountants managing their books too (just an opinion and definitely not fact).
  5. Guest

    Guest Guest

    +0 /0
    Thurston could be playing for the boggo road 13 next year and Tonga is going to the titans.
  6. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2017 Tipping Competitor 2016 Tipping Competitor

    Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    +6,346 /93
    Funny the media hung Stewart out to dry but rush to thurstons defense.

    My feeling is there will be much more on this and other things in weeks to come.

    To be honest dropping thurston to reserves or sacking him will probably be a good thing for the cowboys
  7. bob dylan

    bob dylan Well-Known Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +4,868 /141
    Very funny.

    Thurston will never play NRL again. He's finished.

    He might prefer a NSW cell, with some weekend leave he could prove handy at the Junee, Goulburn, Lithgow, Maitland etc etc.

    I'll tip you the hooker up there is finished too.
  8. The Eagle

    The Eagle Well-Known Member

    +480 /0
    Not just Thurston,but engris last year to!
    ****en news limited scum i want that paper finished with defamation for missinformation on the entire debacle

    I do want a good halfback,but not Thurston
  9. ayjay007

    ayjay007 Well-Known Member

    +83 /0
    Very funny.

    Thurston will never play NRL again. He's finished.

    He might prefer a NSW cell, with some weekend leave he could prove handy at the Junee, Goulburn, Lithgow, Maitland etc etc.

    I'll tip you the hooker up there is finished too.


    Dont send him to Lithgow-we don't want the little **** around here!!
  10. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

    +511 /14
    I reckon they should send him to Palm Island.
  11. Moondog

    Moondog Amazing Blue Footed Boobie 2017 Tipping Competitor

    Hervey Bay
    +4,153 /36
    Don't think any NRL club could fit either of those players under the cap at the moment, although the roosters consistently  find room.
  12. Brookie

    Brookie Well-Known Member

    Swinger Hill
    +222 /4
    thurston i would take cause we still desperately need a (proven 1st grade) half.
    tonga is a great player, but would prefer both lyon & matai over him (and whare looks the goods too).
    plus we couldn't afford beaver on minimum wage, so i'm gonna be sh*tty if i heard we've picked up some neville in the off-season....
  13. jaime

    jaime Member

    +0 /0
    I would like to think we wouldn't even look at a grub like thurston... thinks he is bigger than the game... cannot stand him for a second! Canberra might have room for him though and may make a move if they cant get gower... considering they have already lost their star 5/8 for most of the season... As for tonga... couldnt give a rats... would much prefer the centres we got and the back ups... Paul Kent said a few weeks ago that they need to sort their sh#t up there... I think the loss of a few big names and complete overhaul of the club would be a good thing... though I would probably still hate them... lol
  14. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +7,924 /149
    I'm curious as to where the rumour started that Beaver would play for minimum wage.
  15. Jooe

    Jooe Member

    +0 /0
    Thurston is a grub and we should not look at him,and we should clear some of our grubs out aswell starting with watmough.

  16. jaime

    jaime Member

    +0 /0
    Watmough?! when in form he is one of our best! has a few errors in him... and gives a few penalties away... but probably earns just as many penalties for us by bouncing to his feet to play the ball quickly and getting the defenders tangled up... I think our best 17 is one of the best in the comp... only a couple of weak points...
  17. Rex

    Rex Well-Known Member

    +2,340 /60
    I'm curious as to where the rumour started that Beaver would play for minimum wage.
    And curious that some assume he has no better options than playing for a minimum wage.
  18. Jooe

    Jooe Member

    +0 /0
                I'm talking about his off field antics many which have been covered up by the club,in my opinion and many that know him or have mixed with him socially he is an A grade grub.

  19. jaime

    jaime Member

    +0 /0
    Well I have never met the bloke but he seems to have matured a bit in the last few years... but thats just from what i have heard... I think the team needs to get back to the culture we had a few years back when players would choose to have a night in playing poker as a group as opposed to a big night out...
  20. Twin Smith

    Twin Smith Member

    Sydney, Australia
    +14 /0
    Only weak point is Chris Bailey

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