Thurston 'honoured' by Golden Boot

North Queensland Cowboys star Johnathan Thurston says receiving his third Golden Boot was a proud moment, on the eve of Sunday's World Club Challenge game against Leeds Rhinos.

Thurston, also the winner in 2011 and 2013, was a leading candidate in 2015 after leading his club side to the NRL Premiership and victory in the State of Origin series with Queensland.

Thurston is the first player to win the award three times.

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