14 Oct 2012

Thurston non-commital on NRL future

7:22 am on 14 October 2012

The National Rugby League star Johnathan Thurston refuses to give an assurance that he'll remain a North Queensland player beyond next season.

The champion playmaker is poised to potentially become the game's highest-paid player.

But a week after his Australia and Queensland team-mate Greg Inglis signed a new deal with South Sydney to become the NRL's first million dollar-a-season man, Thurston said he's yet to decide where his future lies.

The 29-year-old will be off-contract at the end of next season, and with the new broadcast deal pumping a billion dollars into the game, Thurston will be in a strong bargaining position.