Johnathan Thurston is primed for a massive year starting with this weekend’s Auckland Nines.
He will head into camp for the Indigenous All Stars next week and will no doubt play the mid-year Test against the Kiwis.
He will then line up for his 13th and final Origin Series for Queensland.
And turning 34 in April, Thurston is hopeful his body is up to it.
"I've only got hopefully two years left so I want to play as much football as I can," said Thurston, who was the star attraction at the Auckland Nines Fan Day on Friday.
"It's coming to an end very soon, the game that I love, the game that I've known since I was a kid and I want to enjoy these next couple of years."
Yet to sign with the Cowboys beyond this year, Thurston said playing on 2017 was dependant on how he felt at the end of the season.
"I'm pretty confident of running around again next year," Thurston said.
"Obviously need to get through this year first but there's a lot of footy to be played and looking forward to the year.
"I've been training really well, I've come back in good shape before I was required to be back at training so the body's feeling good and the contract stuff will come in due course but it's pretty hard to do that when no one knows what the salary cap is going to be."