Warriors head honcho Cameron George has just broke the news that club legend Shaun Johnson has agreed on terms to return to the club on a two-year deal from 2022.
The Kiwi half was told earlier in the year by this current club, the Cronulla Sharks, that he wouldn’t be retained after this season.
Johnson made a total of 162 appearances for the Vodafone Warriors from 2011 to 2018, establishing himself as the club's premiere playmaker.
“While he left to join the Sharks, Shaun’s heart has always been with the Vodafone Warriors after starting his career here,” said George.
“We’re thrilled we’re able to bring him home to again play in the Vodafone Warriors jersey in front of our members and fans at Mount Smart.
“Shaun stands among the top playmakers in the competition and he’ll give us a significant boost from next season.”
Johnson owns the Vodafone Warriors’ all-time record for most points (917) and also ranks among the club’s leading try scorers with 63.
“Shaun’s homecoming is hugely exciting for both the team and the club as a whole,” said Vodafone Warriors head coach Nathan Brown.
“I know how much our club means to him and we also know how much he will bring to the side with not just his proven ability but also with his experience, leadership and the value he’ll provide as a mentor for our halves.”
Welcome back Shaun!