Andrew Johns and Erin Molan saga takes latest twist at NRL grand final

Andrew Johns and Erin Molan were kept apart on Sunday during Channel Nine’s coverage of the NRL grand final, as the saga surrounding their reported feud continued.

Molan was noticeably absent during pre-game coverage of the first grade decider, instead filling the role of host during the state cup clash and NRLW grand final earlier in the day.

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James Bracey filled the host’s chair later in the night.

But Molan then re-appeared after the first grade grand final to interview players on the field.

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Andrew Johns and Erin Molan. Image: Getty/AAP

Molan and Johns - who was in commentary for the grand final - were never on-air together over the 12 hours of coverage.

A number of social media users commented on Molan’s minimal role during prime time.

Johns and Molan saga continues

It was the latest twist in the ugly saga, which has seen Molan cop some shocking criticism from rugby league fans after reports Johns quit his role on Friday night footy after falling out with Molan.

Johns started the 2019 season on Friday night footy alongside Molan, before disappearing midway through the year.

According to the Sunday Telegraph, Johns walked away because of an ‘awkward’ rift with Molan.

Molan was then brought to tears in an emotional interview on WSFM on Thursday.

She broke her silence on the ugly saga in an interview with Jonesy and Amanda, wearing sunglasses because she couldn’t wear her contact lenses due to a lack of sleep.

“I am so sorry, I haven’t put my contacts in this morning. I had a rough night. I didn’t sleep very well and these are prescriptions,” Molan said.

Brendan Jones and Amanda Keller both threw their support behind Molan - bringing the Channel Nine presenter to tears.

“I get emotional with this Erin, I don’t understand why people give you a hard time,” Keller said.

“It pisses me off. And I think it’s because you are so professional and you are so good at your job, that I think that men don’t like you being good at what they still see as their world.

“I admire the pants off you or the eyeballs off you and I just think you are the most professional female and it’s threatened everybody.”