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FINISH THIS SENTENCE: With Johnathan Thurston back, Queensland will...

Johnathan Thurston and Cooper Cronk have played their last Origin matches. (AAP Image/Dan Himbrechts)
31st May, 2017

The Queenslanders missed their general, but will he be enough to save them this year?

Roar LIVE is back with Matt Cleary tonight to dissect a fascinating series opener.

The New South Wales Blues obliterated the Maroons in a clinical second half – scintillating attack and desperate defence combining for a famous win.

The Queenslanders on the other hand, were showing their age – with uncharacteristic blunders and a lack of offensive zeal hurting them dearly.

One man who makes very few blunders and is a magician with the ball in hand is Johnathan Thurston.

The great man had to watch Game 1 from the stands but will surely be back for Game 2 *touches wood*.

On Roar LIVE tonight we’re going to be talking about the impact he can have as the Maroons try to level the series, so we want you to finish this sentence:

With Johnathan Thurston back, Queensland will…

Get your answers in the comments and we’ll get to as many as we can.


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