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Andrew Johns should be NSW Origin coach - Matty Johns

Matthew Johns has called for his brother Andrew Johns to be given a shot at coaching NSW in the next year's State of Origin series against Queensland.

The Blues crashed to a 22-6 defeat to the Maroons at Suncorp Stadium on Wednesday night - losing the three-game series 2-1 despite winning the first match 28-4.
Queensland has won 11 of the last 12 series but Matthew Johns is adamant 'Joey' has the mindset and game plan to change NSW's fortunes.
"Joey has two key ingredients: passion and tactical nous," Matthew Johns wrote in a column for the Daily Telegraph.
"When Andrew played football, he was part-coach as well. He came up with plays, sequences and the style of football the team would play. That style had great success against Queensland."

The elder Johns was a key fixture of the NSW team dominated the Maroons through the mid 90's to the mid 2000's and Matthew believes he can implement a style of play - like the one that cracked the Maroons at Suncorp in 2005 - to help bring success back to the state.
"Andrew went into (the 2005 decider) with a theory that if the Blues moved the ball from sideline to sideline early, then altered that tactic by attacking Queensland through the middle and with inside balls in the second half, then the Maroons middle forwards would burn out and be caught out," Johns wrote.
"Could Andrew co-ordinate a team the same way from a coaching perspective where you are unable to literally push players into position?
"I believe he could, and I’d love to see him have a crack."
Speculation is rife about the future of current Blues coach Laurie Daley, but he is believed to have the backing of NSWRL if he wants to continue in the role.


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