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    League great Andrew Johns helping Super 14 rugby team the Sharks

    League great Andrew Johns helping Super 14 rugby team the Sharks
    By Christian Nicolussi | January 15, 2009 12:00am

    SOUTH African Super 14 outfit the Sharks have achieved what no other Australian rugby club has bothered to do - secure the services of the great Andrew Johns.
    Johns returned from a week-long coaching stint on Tuesday and said the experience was "beyond my wildest expectations".

    The rugby league great, who sported a beard and looked slightly heavier, was so impressed by...

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    Jonhs is a great kicking specialist... he'll only make the sharks stronger...

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    "I was blown away with their set-up and how the players accepted me, considering I was from the dark side (rugby league)," Johns said.

    "It was the first time I had done anything using the principles taught to me in rugby league and crossing them over to union.

    "I did a bit of everything. I think kicking in the NRL is now used as a big attacking weapon and I was just going through the variety of kicks, how to disguise the kicks, how to get the opposition out of position . . . other things like making sure the runners all arrive at the same time.
    What a waste of time and money. What's with these Rugby coaches employing attack & skills coaches from a Rugby League background? I mean, hasn't anyone told them is all just 5 crash-ball plays followed by an aimless kick?

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    What happened to Campo? wasn't he with the sharks as backs coach...

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    ^^ he was, they didnt renew his contract

    I dont think it is a waste of time and money hiring someone like Andrew Johns, the man is probably the best tactical kicker in either code, he knows how to do every kick there is in the book and he knows how to do them well..

    Tactical kicking has become a extremely important aspect of rugby union now as well, Carter is a class act and Giteau and Barnes are pretty good at the tactical kicking, but none as good as Andrew Johns.

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    Larkham & Huxley spent time with him and it was worth while....

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    Quote Originally Posted by mudskipper View Post
    What happened to Campo? wasn't he with the sharks as backs coach...
    Maybe he still is, sounds like Joey was just on a short consulting trip. When it comes to tactical kicking and constructing plays Campo's not in the same league as Joey.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TOCC View Post

    I dont think it is a waste of time and money hiring someone like Andrew Johns, the man is probably the best tactical kicker in either code, he knows how to do every kick there is in the book and he knows how to do them well..

    Tactical kicking has become a extremely important aspect of rugby union now as well, Carter is a class act and Giteau and Barnes are pretty good at the tactical kicking, but none as good as Andrew Johns.
    Agree TOCC. You musta missed the

    Maybe I shoulda used

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    Quote Originally Posted by shasta View Post
    Maybe he still is, sounds like Joey was just on a short consulting trip. When it comes to tactical kicking and constructing plays Campo's not in the same league as Joey.
    Same league

    I get it

    very very funny stuff

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    Johns returned from a week-long coaching stint on Tuesday and said the experience was "beyond my wildest expectations".
    Good weed in Saffa Land?????

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    it was reporter he was just showing them how to pump up the new Gilberts....

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