If it was to be anything like the last time the two sides played, Sunday’s NRL decider was destined to be a Grand Final for the ages.
It was the Immortal-in-waiting Johnathan Thurston and his firing North Queensland Cowboys outfit taking on retiring hero Justin Hodges’ Brisbane Broncos.
Unbeaten in six Grand Finals, Brisbane came in to the clash determined to send Hodges out a winner, with the Cowboys desperate to give Thurston that premiership win that he’d strived for since 2005.
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