Hi All, I was at the Captain's call today for the final's teams. The only captain who didn't show was Johnathon Thurston, Glenn Hall stood in for him. I asked the Cowboys media liason off the record why Thurston wasn't there. He said Thurston had picked up an injury on the weekend and still had a virus that had hit about half the team last week. The coaching staff decided to give him an extra day at home to recover and then he would come down to Sydney tomorrow for the Dally M's tomorrow. He didn't say how bad the injury was, I'm tipping its minor, but I would rather the team face Thurston with a little niggle and a lingering virus than a full strength JT.