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Thurston a big concern for Titan Hayne

  • Thurston a big concern for Titan Hayne

    SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 07: Johnathan Thurston of the Cowboys in action during the round 22 NRL match between the Wests Tigers and the North Queensland Cowboys at Leichhardt Oval on August 7, 2016 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)

Gold Coast's Jarryd Hayne has hailed North Queensland's Johnathan Thurston as the NRL's best in-game kicker as the superstar pair prepare to collide in Townsville on Saturday.

The Titans' recruit admits he faces a busy night at fullback returning Thurston's kicks as Gold Coast head to the premiers knowing nothing less than a win will keep their finals dream alive.

"That's one of the hardest tasks as a fullback whenever I've played JT - his kicking game," Hayne said, "JT's attack on the line with repeat sets, he's probably the best in the game."

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