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NRL 2022: Johnathan Thurston questions Parramatta Eels’ travel plans for preliminary final against North Queensland Cowboys

Johnathan Thurston has questioned the Parramatta Eels’ decision not to travel up to Townsville until the day before their preliminary final against the North Queensland Cowboys.

The Eels will take on the Cowboys on Friday night at Queensland Country Bank Stadium, with the winner to book move through to the NRL Grand Final.

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But Thurston, who led the Cowboys to their first ever premiership in 2015, was surprised the Eels didn’t go up to Townsville earlier in the week to acclimatise to the warmer weather and humid conditions.

“They’re well and truly here for a hit and run mission,” Thurston said on Channel 9’s 100% Footy this week.

“Just get the game done, and get the win and get out of here — I would have been bringing the team up (earlier) to…

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