Win a signed Johnathan Thurston tribute
Rugby league immortal Johnathan Thurston has plenty of memorabilia from one of the great sporting careers.
But he now has something from you to hang on his wall.
Ahead of JT's State of Origin farewell on Game 3 night in Brisbane next week, News Corp Australia's regional daily newspapers in the state, including this newspaper, commissioned a special gift to present to the North Queensland Cowboys legend on behalf of readers.
Cartoonist Peter Broelman did a special illustration of the great man, and we framed it and presented it to Thurston in Townsville this week.
It read: ''Thanks from the people of Queensland.''
Thurston was humbled by the gift, and even requested a second copy.
We did better than get him one extra copy - we also got one for a lucky reader. And this one's been signed by Thurston himself.
"It has been an absolute honour to play for the Queensland Maroons,'' JT told News Corp.
"My team mates will be my friends for life and the memories will stay with me forever.
"I am truly humbled by the accolades and want to thank the people of Queensland for being champion supporters; you guys are definitely part of our success and I hope I've made you proud!"
The signed tribute could be yours by entering our simple competition here.
Of course, not everyone can win the signed Thurston illustration, so we're including a copy in Monday's paper, a double-page pullout poster of the image we gave to him.
Get that with Monday's paper - and don't forget to keep up with all our State of Origin coverage over the next 5 days.
There will be a special 8-page liftout on Wednesday previewing one of the biggest matches in Origin history.