Chris Johns

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Career Stats & Summary

Vital Statistics

Born
Saturday, 14th March, 1964
Current Age
50 years and 231 days

Biography

Queensland-born centre raised in the St George district was a reserve back in the 1985 grand final after playing in the Dragon's successful reserve grade team. After a stint with Castleford in 1986-87 Chris Johns moved to the newly promoted Brisbane Broncos in 1988. The following year he became the first Brisbane-based player to gain selection for NSW in a State of Origin match. Chosen for Australia in 1990, he toured with the Kangaroos and made his Test debut as a reserve against France in the Second Test. In 1991 Johns played in all three Tests against NZ and toured Papua New Guinea at the end of the year. As a reserve for the series against Great Britain in 1992 Johns made a huge difference to the Australian attack when he took the field, scoring a fine try in the Second Test. His great form in Brisbane's grand final-winning season saw him chosen in Australia's World Cup team and victory in that match, followed by the successful World Club Championship, capped a great year. 1993 was not as special; he missed all of the representative matches because of a knee injury but made a recovery to be a try-scorer in Brisbane's second successive grand final win over St George. The next season exposed signs of wear and tear in Johns' playing career. He was chosen as a reserve in NSW's State of Origin series win but after a bout in reserve grade, missed selection for a second Kangaroo Tour. In early 1995, Johns was used as a ‘spokesperson’ by Super League to put forward the players' point of view and it was no surprise to see him go into club administration following his retirement. He was considering a position with News Ltd in 1997 when he was offered the Chief Executive role with the newly formed Melbourne Storm. Johns’ four years at the helm of Melbourne were certainly eventful – the Storm won the premiership in 1999 but after the club severed ties with premiership-winning coach Chris Anderson in 2001, Johns left the club the following year to return to Brisbane.

- ALAN WHITICKER

Career Statistics

All statistics shown in this section are based only on data available in the RLP database, and are not necessarily a complete and/or 100% accurate representation of a player's career. This information should be used as a guide only. If you see a question mark (?), it denotes that the figure is not available.

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International

Test Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Australia 1990-92 9 2 -   - 8 7 2 0 77.78% Match list
Overall 1990-1992 9 2 0   0 8 7 2 0 77.78% Match list

World Cup Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Australia 1990-92 5 1 -   - 4 5 0 0 100.00% Match list
Overall 1990-1992 5 1 0   0 4 5 0 0 100.00% Match list


Representative

Australia - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
New South Wales 1989, 1991-92, 1994 9 3 -   - 12 3 6 0 33.33% Match list
NSW City 1989-90, 1993-94 4 - -   - - 3 1 0 75.00% Match list
Overall 1989-1994 13 3 0   0 12 6 7 0 46.15% Match list


Club Career

Australian League Matches - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
St George NSWRL 1984 10 2 -   - 8 6 4 0 60.00% Match list
St George NSWRL 1985 9 1 -   - 4 6 2 1 66.67% Match list
St George NSWRL 1986 19 2 -   - 8 8 10 1 42.11% Match list
St George NSWRL 1987 15 2 -   - 8 4 11 0 26.67% Match list
Brisbane NSWRL 1988 18 6 -   - 24 11 7 0 61.11% Match list
Brisbane NSWRL 1989 20 10 -   - 40 12 8 0 60.00% Match list
Brisbane NSWRL 1990 25 8 -   - 32 17 7 1 68.00% Match list
Brisbane NSWRL 1991 16 8 -   - 32 10 6 0 62.50% Match list
Brisbane NSWRL 1992 21 6 -   - 24 18 3 0 85.71% Match list
Brisbane NSWRL 1993 24 9 -   - 36 19 5 0 79.17% Match list
Brisbane NSWRL 1994 17 1 -   - 4 9 7 1 52.94% Match list
Brisbane ARL 1995 9 2 -   - 8 7 2 0 77.78% Match list
Brisbane ARL 1996 21 - -   - - 15 6 0 71.43% Match list
Overall 1984-1996 ? 57 0   0 228 ? ? ? ?  

Australian League Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
St George 1984-87 53 7 -   - 28 24 27 2 45.28% Match list
Brisbane 1988-96 171 50 -   - 200 118 51 2 69.01% Match list
Overall 1984-1996 ? 57 0   0 228 ? ? ? ?  

Australian Finals Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
St George 1984-85 2 - -   - - 0 2 0 0.00% Match list
Brisbane 1988-1996 13 1 -   - 4 8 5 0 61.54% Match list
Overall 1984-1996 15 1 0   0 4 8 7 0 53.33% Match list

All Australian Club Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
St George 1984-87 53 7 -   - 28 24 29 2 45.28% Match list
Brisbane 1988-96 173 50 -   - 200 127 57 2 73.41% Match list
Overall 1984-1996 ? 57 0   0 228 ? ? ? ?  

English League Career - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Castleford Championship 1986/87 ? 1 -   - 4  
Barrow Championship 1989/90 ? 3 -   - 12  
Overall 1986-1990 ? 10 0   0 40 ? ? ? ?  

English League Career - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Castleford 1986-87 ? 7 -   - 28 ? ? ? ?  
Barrow 1989-90 ? 3 -   - 12 ? ? ? ?  
Overall 1986-1990 ? 10 0   0 40 ? ? ? ?  

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Last modified: Sat, 18 Oct 2014 18:18:57 +1100 (Sydney time)