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North Queensland Toyota Cowboys co-captain Johnathan Thurston will not play in Saturday afternoon’s Round 16 National Rugby League match against the Penrith Panthers at 1300SMILES Stadium.

Thurston had scans on his right shoulder today, the results of which are not yet available.

Regardless of the scan results, Cowboys coach Paul Green has decided to rest Thurston from the Panthers match.

Acknowledgement of Country

North Queensland Cowboys respect and honour the Traditional Custodians of the land and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on the lands we meet, gather and play on.