THE genius of Johnathan Thurston has finally had its way with a grand final, willing the Cowboys over the finish line in a golden point thriller.

IT was perhaps the greatest game of rugby league ever played. But who stood up under the pressure and who cracked when it mattered most?

IMMORTALITY awaits Cowboys champion Johnathan Thurston. And it waited until the last, last moment, writes PAUL KENT.

BRONCOS coach Wayne Bennett slammed the golden-point concept, believing grand finals should not be decided by an extra-time shootout.

THERE was hysterical sobbing and total disbelief — and that was from the winners. Don’t miss Robert Craddock’s take on an epic grand final.


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MCC hosts Cricket Club of India

Melbourne CC captain Andrew Kent (left) with Cricket Club of India captain Vinayak Samant at the toss on the MCG on December 31, 2011.
Jan 30, 2012

During the 2011 Boxing Day Test, MCC welcomed one of its reciprocal clubs, Cricket Club of India, who were on their first Australian visit since 2003.

Members receive Australia Day honours

Governor of Victoria - and MCC member - Alex Chernov
Jan 30, 2012

Victorian Governor Alex Chernov was among 24 club members recognised in this year’s Australia Day honours list. Mr Chernov was appointed Companion of the Order of Australia (AC) for his contribution to education and the judiciary.

MCC and Kensington CC resume battle

Jan 28, 2012

The annual cricket match between the MCC and the Kensington Cricket Club was played at the Albert Cricket Ground on December 27, 2011 and proved again a roaring success.

New appointments to MCC Committee

Charles Sitch
Jan 05, 2012

Charles Sitch and Mark Smith have been appointed to the MCC Committee.

Kent notches up 8000 MCC runs

MCC captain-coach Andrew Kent
Dec 19, 2011

MCC captain-coach Andrew Kent passed a significant milestone on Saturday, reaching 8000 Premier Cricket First XI runs.