Sunday 17 December 2017 / 03:12 PM


This week’s Too Good Tuesday features some outstanding archive footage uncovered on Monday Night with Matty Johns – the host’s hilarious television interview the morning after Newcastle’s win in the 1997 ARL Grand Final.

While a live television cross of drunken, celebrating athletes doesn’t wash with the general population as well as it used to – the reaction to the Australian cricket team’s fairly tame booze-fuelled antics after the World Cup final being a prime example – this nugget from 18 years ago is priceless.

The Knights’ last-minute 22-16 defeat of Manly in the decider sent the city of Newcastle into party mode…and the brilliant Johns brothers were the ringleaders.

Still in full swing the next morning, Matty Johns had trouble stringing his sentences together when interviewed by Channel 7’s Natalie Barr, but managed to emphatically declare that winning the premiership was “better than Lego!” – several times.

[YouTube – Rugby League Best Of]

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