June 24, 2024

Shaun Johnson, the halfback for the New Zealand Warriors, has been linked to a return to Sydney, Australia, after one of the league’s top playmakers retired.

Even so, Johnson has been one of the best halves in the NRL since returning to the Warriors, and he almost won the 2023 Dally M Medal. His contract expires at the end of the 2024 NRL season.

Being a seasoned player, Johnson has participated in 32 Test matches for the New Zealand Kiwis during his 260 NRL appearances since 2011. He is regarded as one of the best rugby league players in New Zealand history.

He was primarily a player for the Warriors, however he did spend three seasons with the Cronulla Sharks (2019–21). Next season, he might play for another Sydney team.

Sydney Roosters have held talks as they get ready to live without Luke Keary.

concerning a possible replacement, Johnson, according to News Corp.

The Warriors are home to other young halves in addition to Johnson, like as Te Maire Martin, Luke Metcalf, Luke Hanson, and Jett Cleary, the latter two of whom came over from the Penrith Panthers.

According to News Corp., Robinson stated, “If the player is right, that would be ideal (an experienced half).”

If not, we won’t present Sandon with anyone who isn’t of the highest caliber.

“We would take a look at it if we believed the person had a lot of experience and could pull it off. However, as it is May, the most of them have already signed for the upcoming year.

That’s challenging there, but we also have a lot of faith in Sandon. If we’ve

Johnson, along with veteran Jazz Tevaga and Valingi Kepu, is one of three Warriors players whose contracts expire at the end of current campaign. Johnson is a vital member of the team.

Though the Roosters have talked about perhaps inserting him into the lineup to take Luke Keary’s place, the senior player from New Zealand dropped a clue two weeks ago on his playing future.

“What I love about our roster is that we are enticing players, especially Kiwi-born players, to come back and want to represent the club,” Johnson said. “Our roster is incredibly talented and we have a lot of depth.”

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