Tag: Matthew Johns

Queensland fans won’t show up for a dead rubber in Brisbane: Matthew Johns

Veteran forward and former NSW Blue Luke Lewis believes under siege captain Boyd Corner will prove detracter Phil Gould wrong after the one-time Blues coach questioned Cordner’s selection. Lewis went one step further, predicting Cordner will receive the man of the match award. “100 per cent he (Cordner) will prove him (Gould) wrong,” Lewis told Fox […]

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Legends, stars and heroes: Players that never should have left their first loves

BY CURTIS WOODWARD @woodward_curtis Some players become ingrained in a club. Whether as captain, the superstar playmaker or because of the blood, sweat and tears they’ve spilt for the team and their fans. Sometimes, for different reasons, those players end up somewhere else.   Steve Rogers Dragons An icon of the Cronulla club, Rogers played […]

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Matthew Johns names next coach in line to lead the Blues if Daley walks away

Former New South Wales Blues five-eigth Matthew Johns believes Dean Pay is next in line to coach the Blues if current mentor Laurie Daley decides to take a position at an NRL club. Speaking on Triple M on Thursday morning, Johns said the whispers were getting louder that Daley is ready to take on a […]

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Sir James Graham: Matthew Johns wants to make big Pom a Knight

Newcastle Knights legend Matt Johns says his former club should chase Canterbury Bulldogs skipper James Graham. Johns compared Graham to Newcastle icon and first premiership captain Paul Harragon saying the Englishman could have a similar effect in the Novacastrian city. “I tell you what, James Graham would be absolutely perfect, I kid you not, for […]

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Not Hasler’s fault: Johns says Mbye, Reynolds and Lichaa don’t have the skill to get Bulldogs to finals

Premiership-winning playmaker Matthew Johns has hammered the hapless Canterbury Bulldogs after their 36-0 loss to Manly-Warringah questioning whether the likes of Josh Reynolds and Moses Mbye were the right men to get the job done at Belmore. “After five minutes of watching the Bulldogs with the football (on Saturday) I came to the conclusion, ‘They’re […]

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Good knight: Legends say pigs will fly before rugby league leaves Newcastle

BY CURTIS WOODWARD Newcastle Knights chairman Brian McGuigan has defended the NRL after reports surfaced on Monday that League Central was considering relocating the novacastrians to Ipswich in Brisbane. News Corp believes the NRL is frustrated at its inability to sell the club since Nathan Tinkler walked away from the Knights in 2014. But McGuigan […]

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Matthew Johns wants the NRL to beef up their rivalry round

Forget NRL Rivalry Round. Newcastle Knights legend Matthew Johns wants a full-blown ‘Bad Blood’ round after it was announced that Robbie Farah’s South Sydney would face Jason Taylor’s Wests Tigers in round of the 2017 season. Speaking on Triple M’s Grill Team, Johns believes the NRL could add much more spice to their own fixtures. […]

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10 players who look plain weird in another team’s strip

BY CURTIS WOODWARD Season 2017 is going to be a weird one. Robbie Farah at South Sydney, Benji Marshall at Brisbane, someone else here, someone else there. The National Rugby League stops for no man and if you want to keep your head above water, you have to take whatever you can get. But some […]

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Johns: Tariq Sims playing his final game for the Knights tonight

Tonight’s clash against Parramatta will be Tariq Sims’ last in Newcastle colours according to Knights great Matthew Johns. Johns has told the Triple M Grill Team that Sims has already told his teammates and will be joining St George Illawarra on Tuesday. “He told the players after the training session that the Knights game against […]

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