Channel Nine scores rating win with NRL Grand Final over Channel Seven
Johnathan Thurston's on-field bodyguard Gavin Cooper accidentally opened the gash on his head just seconds after North Queensland won the NRL Grand Final.
Jonathon Thurston was all smiles as he stood on stage in front of fans at his home ground
The NRL premiers have received an ecstatic greeting by thousands of fans on their return to Townsville airport on Monday.
The 2015 NRL premiers have been met with ecstatic fans on return home
Johnathan Thurston's on-field bodyguard caused the massive cut to his head just seconds after North Queensland won the NRL Grand Final