Warriors star Shaun Johnson wants to be a Warrior for life, and has pledged his allegiance to the Auckland-based club on the Fox Sports show NRL Tonight.
“I’d love to be (a Warrior for life),” he explained. “At the end of the day, the Warriors is the club I grew up watching and wanting to play for.”
“I just genuinely want to win a comp. Going somewhere to an established club that’s got title, premiership tags all over them, it wouldn’t be as satisfying.”
He also revealed his desire to grow the game in New Zealand.
“I think the success of the Warriors, the Kiwis, that’s the only way to do it. So for me winning a comp with the Warriors that’s the pinnacle.”
Johnson is a free agent at the end of 2017. The last time he came off a contract was in 2014 and at the time rejected offers from European rugby and other NRL rivals to stick with the Warriors.
“Going somewhere else and winning a comp? That’d be cool but I just know what it’s like to be a Warriors supporter.”
“I might not get a say whether I stay or not. All I can do is look forward and play footy.”