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How did an Aussie rugby star end up wearing a Cork City shirt in this video?

The Leesiders were at the heart of the celebrations when Newcastle Knights won their first Grand Final.

CORK CITY FC garments have a habit of popping up in random places.

In the video for their track Prettiest Eyes, a member of The Beautiful South sports City’s 1990 home shirt, while an extra in The Bourne Supremacy movie can be seen wearing a pair of the League of Ireland club’s shorts from their 2003 away kit.

Now, some retro Cork City clothing has turned up in an interview with a former Aussie rugby league star. Although the interview itself took place back in 1997, the footage only surfaced online this week thanks to the Monday Night with Matty Johns show in Australia.

Johns, the presenter, is a former Australian international who was part of the Newcastle Knights team who won the Premiership for the first time in the club’s history in ’97.

The interview below took place the day after their landmark victory and, as you can see, the lads celebrated the occasion appropriately.

Source: NZAUTV Rugby League/YouTube

The video has left us with two questions: 1) How did a rugby league star in Australia end up wearing a shirt from a small football club in Ireland? And 2) What sort of lego did Matty Johns have when he was a kid?


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We’ve reached out to Johns in search of an answer to the first question, although given the extent to which he clearly enjoyed the post-match celebrations, we doubt he remembers the interview itself, let alone what he was wearing.

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