NRL star Matty Johns ‘making radio comeback at Triple M’ – following his departure from The Grill Team in 2018
Matty Johns could be eyeing up a radio gig at Triple M Sydney.
The former NRL player has been off the airwaves since he left The Grill Team in 2018, but rumours are circulating that he may be making a comeback in 2022.
Johns, 50, has been ‘sounded out by Triple M’, according to a new report in The Daily Telegraph on Monday.
A return for The Grill Team? Matty Johns (pictured) is rumoured to be making a radio comeback to Triple M Sydney in 2022, after leaving the station in 2018
According to the publication, Johns was approached last week by the bosses at Triple M.
The NRL commentator made a part-time return to radio last year on the Victorian sports station 1170 SEN.
Before that he was best known as the main voice of The Grill Team, with his last show on December 7, 2018.
Radio resurgence: The media personality and NRL commentator was reportedly approached by the bosses at Triple M last week
Johns decided to leave as he was struggling with juggling late-night hosting duties on Fox Sports and waking at 4am the next morning to do radio.
‘After eight years, that can take a toll and for that reason I’ve decided to take a break from radio,’ he said at the time. ‘It’s not an easy decision, but the right one.’
The Grill Team was subsequently replaced on Triple M in early 2019 by Lawrence Mooney’s Moonman in the Morning.
Exhausted: Johns decided to leave radio as he was struggling with juggling late-night hosting duties on Fox Sports and waking at 4am for The Grill Team
The station has since seen a drop in ratings, which may have contributed to Johns being asked to make a comeback.
Triple M Sydney has fallen in the latest radio ratings report, down 0.3 percentage points to 4.7%. This was behind rival stations KIIS FM, Nova and Smooth FM.
Johns has maintained that he would not return to radio without corresponding with Fox Sports beforehand – where he hosts a series of shows and a podcast on the station’s NRL-dedicated channel Fox League.
Conditions: Johns has maintained that he would not make a comeback to radio without corresponding with Fox Sports beforehand – where he hosts a series of shows and a podcast