The 2015 edition of the NRL Grand Final was arguably the greatest of all-time! For the first time in NRL history, both teams were led by indigenous captains: Justin Hodges for the Brisbane Broncos and Jonathan Thurston for the North Queensland Cowboys. It was an intense match between the two Queensland sides and as the final minute wound down, it looked as though Brisbane would walk away the with the premiership, but a desperate and incredible North Queensland final play which went past the final bell managed to put Kyle Feldt into the corner to tie the match at 16-16 with a conversion to come! Thurston was left with an opportunity to end the game with a conversion from the sideline; a tough kick, but one we’ve seen him pull off time and time again. This time however, he missed by millimetres, hitting the upright to send the game into overtime and Golden Point! Heartbreakingly for Ben Hunt of the Brisbane Broncos, he dropped the ball from the restart and suddenly, Thurston had a second chance to claim the premiership. This time, he didn’t miss, slotting a field goal between the uprights to win what many have labelled the greatest NRL Grand Final ever! Rounding out a fantastic year for the great player, Thurston has claimed the Dally M, led his team to its maiden Premiership and to end the night, was awarded the Clive Churchill medal.
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