True Blue Andrew Johns played with some of the greatest players of the modern era but the Rugby League Immortal has revealed he would have also loved a chance to play alongside Brydens Lawyers NSW Blues centre Latrell Mitchell.
Johns appeared on his brother’s show on Fox League, Sunday Night with Matty Johns, and was asked to nominate which player currently involved in the game today he would have loved to have called a teammate.
“I see Latrell Mitchell and I just see the potential in him, the talent, and playing with him, the angles, the way you could use him, but then also the way you (wouldn’t) use him,” Andrew said.
“He’d also become one of the greatest decoys on the field because you’d terrorise oppositions of how you’d give him the ball and when you’d give him the ball.”
Andrew also said there was a personal reason behind his decision after revealing he had played against Latrell’s father, Matt Mitchell, when he was coming through the grades at Newcastle.
“I actually played against Latrell’s father when I was young, when I was 16 and I’ve never been schooled so much in my life by a player,” Andrew said.
“His name was Matt and he ended up getting homesick and left, he was playing for South Sydney before he went back home.
“I get a kick out of seeing Latrell knowing that I played against his Dad.”