The best bits from Martin Devlin and the DRS – Saturday & Sunday 12pm-3pm on Newstalk ZB
Johnathan Thurston: NRL Grand Final- Storm vs Panthers
It is NRL Grand Final day in Sydney today which kicks off at 9.30 pm our time.
With the unexpected year 2020 has been it is a real shining light that the NRL Grand Final goes ahead today.
Chairman of the Australian Rugby League Commission Peter V'landys, fought through the Covid-19 pandemic and lead the NRL to be one of the first competitions to resume after the first initial lockdown crisis.
One of Rugby League’s most iconic players Johnathan Thurston joined Mark Devlin to talk about the biggest day in the NRL calendar.
Thurston lead the North Queensland Cowboys to glory in 2015 winning their maiden premiership by one point… in golden point!
Johnathan Thurston. Photo / Getty Images.
He says the experience of the Melbourne Storm players and their attacking weapons on the edges may create a huge impact for the Victorians against the red hot Penrith Panthers.
Thurston has no doubt that the two best teams of this year are playing in the Grand Final.
He talked about the likes of power house Justin Olam and speedster Josh Addo-Carr on the left edge of Melbourne, which completely blew the Canberra Raiders off the park last week.
The former halfback also says that the left edge of the Panthers are as deadly and enthusiastic with the likes of x-factor Jarome Luai and skilful young gun Stephen Crichton out playing experienced NRL players in their first full year in the competition.
With the speculations of Cameron Smith retiring JT certainly hopes ‘the best player in the game’ play on next year.
JT told Devlin that he thinks the Panthers lack big game experience and expects the Storm to take out this year’s competition.
“I think the big game experience will get the Melbourne Storm home in the end.”
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