Guzman Y Gomez is undoubtedly the lunch and dinner of champions and there is no greater champion than Johnathon Thurston. And that’s coming from a New South Welshman who has never watched a Rugby League game in his life!
What I do know is that when the pressure is on, he can convert a try, and he’s just as well-known for the content of his character as he is for his sporting abilities.
So it came as no surprise to the team here at GYG that on the morning on the 2017 Origin decider, he took some time out of his busy schedule to support the Latin American Rugby League Championships.
Even with his shoulder in a sling due to his injury in Game 2, Thurston agreed to sign a Guzman Y Gomez-sponsored, Latin American League Queensland jersey which will be raffled to help raise the travel fares for players from across Central and South America heading to Chile in November.
Queensland’s most prolific Origin player (and arguably the country’s most prolific Origin player – emphasis on “arguably”) inked his name on the rare piece of merchandise along with Gil Marconi – the Latin American Rugby League’s founding treasurer.
With 220 points scored from 37 Origin games, there’s no denying that he will go down in history as one of the greatest of the greats.
To enter into the draw to win the one-of-a-kind jersey, or find out more information, you can visit the Latin American Rugby League Championship funding page at: www.chuffed.org/project/latino-rugby-league-championship
Thurston signed the jersey while appearing at a breakfast on behalf of the Arthur Beetson Foundation, where he received the inaugural Arthur Beetson Medal for his contribution, care and commitment to wellbeing of Aboriginal Australians and the preservation of their culture.
The 100% volunteer-run Latin American Rugby League is proudly supported by Guzman y Gomez Mexican Taquerias