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    This Rugby Player And His Daughter Just Won The Grand Final Of Cuteness

    Cutest grand final ever.

    Johnathan Thurston has done a lot in his career: representing Australia 32 times, winning multiple State of Origin series, four Dally M medals and two Golden Boot awards for the best player in the world. But this photo may be the best thing he's done.

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    It was quite a night for the Cowboys co-captain on Sunday as he attempted to lead his team to its first ever NRL Premiership. For one of the game's greatest ever players, a victory would have sealed his status as one of the game's immortals.

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    So by the end of the match, with the scores level at 16 - 16, it was up to Thurston to kick the winning goal. He missed.

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    So for the first time ever the grand final went into Golden Point extra time. And again, it was up to Thurston to kick a field goal to seal victory. He didn't miss this time and people were pretty excited.

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    So JT finally got to lift the NRL Premiership trophy, but not before winning the Clive Churchill medal for the best player on the ground.

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    Then JT went over to his family and there were some feelings.

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    But then as everyone celebrated, Thurston managed to get a quiet moment with his little girl Frankie and it was just the ~cutest~.

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    So forget all the medals, trophies and golden boots. Johnathan Thurston just won the grand final of cute.

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    Thurston is cuddling with his daughter Frankie. An earlier version of this post incorrectly identified her as his other daughter, Charlie. Both Frankie and Charlie are still very, very cute.

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