Andrew Johns was an all time Rugby League star. He played for the Newcastle knights, Australia and the NSW State of Origin team. In 2012 Johns was announced as the eighth immortal of the Australian game. In February 2008, Johns was named in the list of Australia's 100 Greatest Players which was commissioned by the NRL and ARL to celebrate the code's centenary year in Australia. Johns went on to be named as halfback in Australian rugby league's Team of the Century.
NSW leveled the State of Origin series at Telstra Stadium last night, but even allowing for the importance of the result the night was all about the magnificent comeback to the Origin arena by Andrew Johns.
Andrew Johns played for the Newcastle Knights at club level of the NRL. The following year in the last pre-season trial for the 1994 season, Newcastle's then-regular halfback sustained a knee injury handing Johns his opportunity. Subsequently he was named in the starting line-up against the South Sydney Rabbitohs and in his debut match made an immediate impact as he amassed 23 points and won the Man of the Match award.
Andrew Johns began playing junior rugby league in his home town of Cessnock, New South Wales. At an early age it was evident that Andrew Johns had plenty of playing ability and he joined the Newcastle Knights junior ranks at age 15 in
Serious neck and shoulder injuries have forced Matthew Johns to retire, but the Cronulla five-eighth and former international considers himself one of the lucky ones.