during game two of the State of Origin series between the New South Wales Blues and the Queensland Maroons at ANZ Stadium on June 24, 2018 in Sydney, Australia.

Rugby league Immortal Andrew Johns will come out of retirement and pull the boots on once again, as he plays a one-off game for Warrington Wolves’ Physical Disability Rugby League team in the World Club Challenge on Thursday.

Johns will play alongside Australian comedian Adam Hills and former NRL star Matt King, as they face the South Sydney Rabbitohs as a curtain raiser for South Sydney’s NRL clash with Wests Tigers.

“I’m excited about pulling the Warrington jersey back on and playing in the first rugby league disabled World Club Challenge game against the Rabbitohs on August 30th. I haven’t played footy for 11 years so it should be interesting,” Johns told warringtonwolves.com.

“I have great memories of playing for Warrington and in particular the first game against Leeds. It’s one of the great games to be involved with. There’s so many good people at the club. It’s a really strong club, it’s a great club, the people involved and so many great players have played for it. They’ve got a champion owner in Simon [Moran].”

Johns’ last NRL game came back in Round 3, 2007, with the star halfback now preparing for his first game in over a decade.


  1. That’s a joke isn’t it. I still can’t get over Andrew Johns being an Immortal before the likes of Norm Provan. I can think of at least 10 other players that should have been voted an Immortal before Johns.

    • It’s pretty obvious that you can’t get over it.
      Seriously, if that still causes you to go into a rant after all these years, you need to get a hobby.

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