Player Shaun Johnson

bigstuboy_old

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wow i just gotta massive fright wen i saw this guy in the warriors juniors shaun johnson watch for this kidd everyone he's 18 with the best footwork and passing i've ever seen we got ourselves a future kiwi here .was just watching some of his vids man he has mad skill
 

bigstuboy_old

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heres a vid of him at touch hes the guy setting everything up and stepping everyone

[YOUTUBE]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_yMiESYP03U[/YOUTUBE]
 

Jesbass_old

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Yeah, his CV video is pretty damn impressive:
[YOUTUBE]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sMY0lvn52HM[/YOUTUBE]

I didn't know we'd signed him, though. I guess the crucial question for me, is: can he tackle?
 

2big2strong_old

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freakin awesome.

Bout time we started snapping up some of these great NZ touch players.
 

2big2strong_old

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Shaun is from Orewa College, 2b2s. Is Karl from the same area?


I'm not too sure, I had never heard of Karl until he was named in the NZ Maori side for the 'welcome to country' game last year. The commentators mentioned he won selection into the side by taking out the 'player of the tounament' award at the annual Maori RL tournament. I did a little bit of research and it seems he has been flirting with NRL for quite a while, being picked up by a few NSW cup sides but just can't crack it. He showed some real amazing strength and speed in that game I watched, but he looked very unsettled and was often caught out of position, I think he's around 27 years old.

I'm sure there are thousands of Johnsons and these two probably aren't related but I've been amazed lately at all the people in NZ rugby league that are related. So I just assume everyone is related.
 

Jesbass_old

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I'm not too sure, I had never heard of Karl until he was named in the NZ Maori side for the 'welcome to country' game last year. The commentators mentioned he won selection into the side by taking out the 'player of the tounament' award at the annual Maori RL tournament. I did a little bit of research and it seems he has been flirting with NRL for quite a while, being picked up by a few NSW cup sides but just can't crack it. He showed some real amazing strength and speed in that game I watched, but he looked very unsettled and was often caught out of position, I think he's around 27 years old.

I'm sure there are thousands of Johnsons and these two probably aren't related but I've been amazed lately at all the people in NZ rugby league that are related. So I just assume everyone is related.

Lol, isn't that something like me seeing a Maori and assuming he's a cousin of yours? :lol1:
 

2big2strong_old

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haha, probably, I know a few of those Maori's... Bloody think they're related to Everyone!

I just did another search on Karl Johnson and I didn't realise he's in the Broncos system and nearly made his debut for them last year.

He is from HUNTLY!, so obviously no immediate relation of Shauns but I'm glad to see that Huntly production line keep spinning round.

I told my partner that I believe Huntly is my spiritual home, the only place in New Zealand (that I know of) where ONLY League is played and if you want to play rah rah you have to travel to the next town. Should be more NZ towns like Huntly.
 

Jesbass_old

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A lot of great players have come from Huntly. One of them is a World Champion. :D

Was Karl from the magnificent Taniwherau club?
 

2big2strong_old

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I would say so, that's the heartland.

Just read another article saying that he was axed from the knights last year for punching a woman in the face for not dancing with him.

I can't understand how the Broncos offered him a contract after that. Apparantly Wayne Bennett even tried to lure him to the Dragons when he left.

Hmmmm....
 

bigstuboy_old

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shaun isnt maori he has a asian mum and his dad is pakeha.yea we are very lucky to have him because when he was at college he started playing union and his first season was picked for the first 15 and was there player of the year but he hated it cause it was soo boring so he stayed with league this kid is a natural talent good at all sports he plays i know his family abit
 

bigstuboy_old

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just got this from the warriors website.



The Vodafone Junior Warriors made an encouraging start to their preparations for the 2009 National Youth Competition with a seven tries-to-one victory over a Waikato Selection in their trial at Waikato Stadium in Hamilton tonight.
Facing senior opponents, the Vodafone Junior Warriors were largely untroubled in winning the contest despite being locked at 6-6 early in the first half.
The side has lost several players from the line-up that was just seconds away from reaching the inaugural NYC grand final last year.
But tonight’s outing showed off several players with ample potential.
One of them was young halfback-standoff Shaun Johnson from Hibiscus Coast.
He had a hand in each of the side’s first three tries and also kicked his first five conversion attempts before missing one.
Winger Brandon Nixon, another impressive performer, scored two tries.
 

Jesbass_old

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Yeah, we won 38-6. Not sure how we went, though, aside from the scoreline.

Apparently there's another Manu in the works!
 

garyhobson_old

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Wow, this guy has skills! Talent here. Looks like Benji Marshall the way he steps, runs and passes. Hope he doesnt turn out to be a Ben Roberts type player. The Warriors should get this young guy prepared for nrl in 18months to 2 years time. I'll be interested to see how he goes in the nyc this year.
 

bigstuboy_old

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the warriors have done well in keeping him he was spotted by daniel anderson when he was coaching
 

2big2strong_old

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Huh? When Daniel Anderson was coaching us? What was he 10 years old? Good spotting if that was the case.
 

WesleySpartan_old

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This guy was a carver at touch, I remember seeing him play Wesley at touch he was stepping everyone. But when he played rugby he wasnt that great, maybe because he was playing on a hopeless team and didnt have as much room
 

2big2strong_old

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Well apparently he was best on field for the warriors u20's game against Waikato so hopefully Iro has taught him the finer points of league. Like you said, he might need that room to move and he's got 2 less players to deal with in league.
 

Kav_old

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haha, probably, I know a few of those Maori's... Bloody think they're related to Everyone!

I just did another search on Karl Johnson and I didn't realise he's in the Broncos system and nearly made his debut for them last year.

He is from HUNTLY!, so obviously no immediate relation of Shauns but I'm glad to see that Huntly production line keep spinning round.

I told my partner that I believe Huntly is my spiritual home, the only place in New Zealand (that I know of) where ONLY League is played and if you want to play rah rah you have to travel to the next town. Should be more NZ towns like Huntly.

There are (or were) a few towns around Greymouth (West Coast) that only played League -eg Runanga, Blackball, Brunner. Like Huntly, these are/were coalmining towns. Obviously, the influence of Northern England immigrants.

Kav