Andrew Johns kicks  - RUGBY LEAGUE STATE OF ORIGIN GAME 3, NSW V QLD at Lang Park, Wednesday July 16th 2003. Digital image by Colin Whelan, © Action Photographics

CAPTAIN COURAGEOUS | Andrew Johns

Andrew Johns is considered by many to be the greatest Rugby League player in the history of the game.

He was named the eighth immortal in 2012, which is the highest achievement one could possibly achieve in Rugby League.

He won the Dally M award three times, the Golden Boot twice, won two premierships, and was awarded the Clive Churchill Medal in 2001.

Johns was named man of the match in four State of Origin games throughout his career, with Game II of the 2005 series being arguably the greatest individual performance of all time at any level.

He retired as the highest point scorer of all time with 2,176, which has now been overtaken by Hazem El Masri.

He played 249 games for the Newcastle Knights, 23 games for NSW, and 24 tests for Australia over a career spanning 15 years.

Johns raised the bar for all halfbacks, and he was the complete footballer with an incredible kicking game, a great running game, a natural ball player, and arguable the best defensive half of all time.

He now shares his knowledge with the world as a commentator and analyst on the Nine Network, and also has a role with Triple M. 

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