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Warrington snap up Test ace Johns

Andrew Johns

Johns has only just returned to full fitness after injury

Australian Test star Andrew Johns will join up with Warrington for the final few weeks of the Super League season.


Twice voted the world's best player, the 31-year-old half-back will head to the Halliwell Jones stadium once his commitments to Newcastle are over.


Newcastle coach Michael Hagan confirmed Jones would make a short-term switch to the Wolves prior to his side's NRL game against Melbourne on Saturday.


Johns will return to the Knights once Warrington's season has finished.


The move is a massive coup for the Wolves, who are currently fourth in the table and eyeing a Grand Final berth.


The details of the agreement have yet to be finalised but Johns could play as many as six games for Warrington.


Johns has only just returned to full fitness after two years of injury problems.


He spent several months on the sidelines after damaging his knee and neck in separate incidents before breaking his jaw earlier this year.


But despite the lack of match action, he returned to inspire New South Wales to a 2-1 victory over Queensland in the recent State of Origin Series.


Johns, who is certain to be included in the Australian squad for this year's Tri-Nations Series, could make his Warrington debut against champions Leeds at the Halliwell Jones Stadium on 11 September.


He will follow in the footsteps of another Australian half-back legend, Allan Langer, who made 47 appearances for Warrington from 2000-01.


The move echoes the short-term stint by another all-time great, Wally Lewis, the former Kangaroo captain who played 10 games for Trinity, at £1,000 a time, in 1983-84.


Warrington have spending power courtesy of wealthy music promoter Simon Moran, who bankrolled the £200,000 signing of Great Britain centre Martin Gleeson a year ago


What a great signing for the british game, to have one of the true legends of the sport play in our league.

Edited by wykikitoon
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