14 seasons. That is how long Shaun Johnson will have played NRL for when 2024 rolls around, as the veteran playmaker signs on for another season with the New Zealand Warriors.
With plenty more NRL games on the horizon for Johnson, the veteran half is enjoying one of his best seasons in recent memory and the club are delighted to keep him on board for 2024.
“We’ve had ongoing conversations with Shaun about his plans beyond this season,” said One New Zealand Warriors general manager recruitment, pathways and development Andrew McFadden.
“The priority for both of us was to let Shaun play, to enjoy his football and to enjoy being back home with his family.
“There was no rush to make a decision but we’re absolutely delighted to have him with us for another season at the club that means everything to him.”
Warriors coach Andrew Webster has been impressed with Johnson’s performances and can see how happy he is playing back in Auckland.
“His leadership and ambition to get better has been the driving factor in his and our success this season,” said Webster.
“He has gone to a completely new level. He had a brilliant offseason and hasn’t slowed down since.
“Everyone can see how happy he is being back home in Auckland and around the club he loves so much. It’s terrific knowing he’s going to have another season with us in 2024, a huge boost for the club.”