Andrew Johns reveals why Manly youngster tipped for stardom was DROPPED

Andrew Johns reveals why Manly teen tipped for stardom was DROPPED after boycotting recreation over membership’s pleasure jersey – and it isn’t due to the rainbow strip fiasco

  • Andrew Johns has shared his ideas on why Josh Schuster was dropped 
  • Schuster boycotted Manly’s defeat to the Roosters because of the rainbow jersey 
  • However, Johns says Schuster’s conditioning has let him down this season
  • The Newcastle legend urged Schuster to reside his life like knowledgeable athlete 

When Des Hasler named Josh Schuster his 18th man for Manly’s Friday evening conflict with Parramatta, many followers and pundits opined that the choice could have been associated to the teen’s rainbow strip boycott.

Yet based on Andrew Johns, Schuster’s axing speaks to a deep-lying drawback that has blighted the 20-year-old for many of 2022.

The Sea Eagles younger gun was tipped to have a giant season this 12 months after having fun with a breakout marketing campaign in 2021, changing into a key cog within the Manly machine as they reached the preliminary remaining.

Andrew Johns has explained why he thinks Josh Schuster was dropped by Manly on Friday

Andrew Johns has defined why he thinks Josh Schuster was dropped by Manly on Friday

But angle and utility have stunted Schuster’s progress this 12 months. Despite severely hampering his facet by sitting out of the Roosters recreation attributable to his rainbow jersey stance, Newcastle legend Johns bluntly defined why the 20-year-old has fallen down the pecking order.

‘He’s not match – he is too large,’ Johns stated on Wide World of Sports’ Freddy and the Eighth.

‘I feel when you sat down Josh, he’d admit he is too large. He got here again from the low season, by all accounts, put a variety of kilos on.’

Johns, an enormous advocate of Schuster over the previous 12 months, however has now taken to the airwaves to precise concern concerning the teen’s health ranges.

Schuster boycotted last week's defeat by the Roosters due to the rainbow jersey

Schuster boycotted final week’s defeat by the Roosters because of the rainbow jersey

However, Johns suggests Schuster's conditioning is behind his relegation to 18th man

However, Johns suggests Schuster’s conditioning is behind his relegation to 18th man

Similarly, NSW coach Brad Fittler was additionally bemused by the back-rower’s conditioning. 

‘Getting match’s the straightforward half,’ added Fittler.

‘Especially now – you are at coaching six hours a day.’

Johns issued a warning to the 20-year-old, insisting that in an effort to attain the very prime of rugby league, a participant must reside each side of his life as knowledgeable. 

‘Being a professional doesn’t suggest being a professional at coaching – it is dwelling it,’ Johns added.

‘What you eat, what you do not eat, what you drink, what you do not drink – getting your sleep, getting your life so as. Treating your physique effectively, treating your accidents.’