Johnathan Thurston

Johnathan Thurston -State of Origin

Thurston in 2012, photo by Michelle Cop/

Birth Name: Johnathan Dean Thurston

Birth Place: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Date of Birth: 25 April, 1983

*English (father)
*Gunggari Aboriginal (mother)

Thurston is an Australian professional rugby league footballer. He played in the National Rugby League.

His father, Graham, from New Zealand, has English ancestry. His mother, Debbie, is of Gunggari Aboriginal descent. A few web sites have stated that he is of Māori descent, but this does not appear to be accurate.

He has stated, “I’m just proud of my family and where I come from.”

Johnathan is married to Samantha Lynch, with whom he has four children.



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