SuperCoach classic match: Joey’s Origin masterclass

Joey Johns produced an Origin performance for the ages in Game 2, 2005, so how would it have translated to SuperCoach?

Classic Matches

State of Origin Game 2 in 2005 will go down as one of the most memorable victories in New South Wales history.

Returning to NRL action just 10 days earlier from a lengthy injury lay-off, halfback Andrew Johns was selected by coach Ricky Stuart despite fitness concerns.

The rest has become Origin folklore, with the eighth Immortal orchestrating a 32-22 victory in Sydney with one of the greatest Origin performances of all-time.

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So how would Joey have fared in SuperCoach terms that night?

Unsurprisingly, the answer is seriously well…

Joey kicked three from three conversions, had two try-assists, two linebreaks and a 40/20 to his name.

All statistics for the clash were available except for runs over 8m.

Of his nine runs, we deemed six to be over 8m (two points each), and three to be under 8m (one point each).

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In total, he’d have amassed 107 points while keeping the series alive for the Blues.

Aiding Joey’s masterclass was fullback Anthony Minichiello, who also went substantially well in SuperCoach terms.

Mini crossed for two tries and had 11 tacklebreaks in his stellar performance.

Of his 19 runs, we deemed 14 to be over 8m, and five to be under 8m.

In total, he fell narrowly short of Joey with 104 points.

See the full breakdown of both players below.

ANDREW JOHNS

StatTallyPoints
Goals312
Runs9 (6 over 8m, 3 under 8m)15
Linebreak220
Linebreak assist18
Try-assist224
Tacklebreak36
Tackles1111
Forced dropout16
40/20110
Missed tackle3-3
Errors1-2
Total107 points

ANTHONY MINICHIELLO

StatTallyPoints
Try234
Runs19 (14 over 8m, 5 under 8m)33
Linebreak110
Tacklebreaks1122
Offloads28
Tackles33
Missed tackles2-2
Errors2-4
Total104 points

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