Johnathan Thurston spoke to NRL.com about the upcoming Four Nations final against New Zealand.

The Queensland five-eighth said “it was nice to be playing in the final” and said the side were preparing well to face the Kiwis.

“Our preparation through the week has been of the highest standard,” Thurston said.

He also said the side were expecting to see a strong performance from their opponents on game day.

“They know how to win big games; they know how to win big tournaments.”

Watch the full interview with JT above.

*This first appeared on NRL.com