Tag: Andrew Johns

Calls to bring back as Bill Harrigan as pressure mounts on Tony Archer and Bernard Sutton

Rugby league Immortal Andrew Johns believes referees are being over coached and it’s now ruining the premiership. It comes after another forgettable weekend for the whistle blowers. “I’m blaming the direction they’re given and who’s coaching the referees,” Johns told Channel Nine’s Sunday Footy Show. “It’s the constant chatter in their ear, touch judges — […]

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Oddball Footy History: Was Andrew Johns hammered when he hammered the Raiders?

BY CURTIS WOODWARD  @woodward_curtis Rugby league is a funny game. It’s also a crazy, strange, wonderful place full of forgotten memories and bizarre events. Welcome to Oddball Footy History – Part Three. SNEAKY WARRIORS STEAL TWO POINTS AFTER BRONCOS FORFEIT It is March 1996 at the height of the Super League War. The new season […]

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The XIII: State of Origin Entertainers

BY STAFF WRITERS  Rugby league is all about entertainment and State of Origin is arguably the pinnacle of our game. So to be the most entertaining at Origin level makes you the cream of the crop. But who are they? What qualifies you for this team? The quickest? The strongest? Maybe it’s the ego or […]

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No Pearce? Knights need to find a new Leo Dynevor: Butterfield

Newcastle Knights legend Tony Butterfield wants the club to find its new Leo Dynevor after captain and halfback Mitchell Pearce went down with injury last weekend. Dynevor famously replaced the injured Andrew Johns during the 1997 season with the unknown playmaker helping Newcastle to the pointy end of the table before Johns returned to lead […]

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‘Nathan Cleary? He’s been ready for State of Origin his whole life’

Eighth Immortal Andrew Johns has heaped more praise on young Penrith pivot Nathan Cleary after the rising star led the Panthers to another comeback victory on the weekend against South Sydney. Speaking to the Wide World of Sports, Johns also said he believes Cleary is already one of the best goalkickers he’s ever seen. “I […]

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Could the legendary Andrew Johns be the next coach of New South Wales?

New South Wales Blues legend and rugby league Immortal Andrew Johns has blasted the Blues after their Game III loss saying this current squad doesn’t understand State of Origin. The Blues looked lethargic and couldn’t compete with a Queensland team hellbent on sending their champions out with a victory. “I feel sick at the moment,” […]

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Dumbest half of football Blues have ever played: Andrew Johns

New South Wales Blues legend Andrew Johns has hammered the team after their epic 18-16 loss to Queensland in State of Origin II at ANZ Stadium labelling it “the dumbest half of football NSW have played”. Arguably NSW’s greatest ever halfback questioned why the Blues didn’t continue their assault on the injured Johnathan Thurston in […]

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