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?

    ANDREW Johns has been dumped from Channel Nine’s NRL grand final coverage following his alleged drunken incident at ­Toowoomba airport.

    STAR Melbourne City signing Ivan Franjic is struggling to be fit for Saturday’s season opener to Sydney FC, as he battles to overcome a quad injury.

    ENGLAND have crashed out of the Rugby World Cup after being beaten by Australia, but where does it rank in their list of sporting flops in their biggest sports?