Sharks halfback Shaun Johnson was offered to his former club, the Warriors, but senior players at the NRL’s Kiwi club turned it down.
Johnson left the Warriors in an uncivil spat at the end of the 2018 season.
He then linked with the Sharks where he enjoyed some of his best football under the guidance of since-shacked coach John Morris.
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Craig Fitzgibbon is due to take the reins at the Sharks for 2022 and has already made moves to get his halves in the right spot going into next season.
Chad Townsend has been allowed to join the Cowboys, while the club is close to landing Rabbitohs captain Adam Reynolds on a $2.4million deal.
NRL: The Warriors have reportedly rejected Shaun Johnson’s offer to return to the club as he searches for a new deal….
NRL: The Warriors have reportedly rejected Shaun Johnson’s offer to return to the club as he searches for a new deal.
But speaking on NRL360 on Fox League, The Daily Telegraph’s Paul Kent revealed that the Warriors had been asked about taking Johnson back into the fold.
And the answer was an emphatic “no”.
“Johnson through his management has offered himself back to the Warriors,” Kent said.
“The Sharks have already said that although Johnson is after two years at $1.6million. The Sharks have said we’ll give you one year at half that price.
“His management has gone back to Warriors and said ‘are you interested?’ The club then went to the senior players and said are you guys keen to get him back.
NRL: The Cronulla Sharks have reportedly offered Rabbitohs star Adam Reynolds a three year deal worth $2.4 million….
NRL: The Cronulla Sharks have reportedly offered Rabbitohs star Adam Reynolds a three year deal worth $2.4 million.
“They said: ‘thanks, but no thanks’. That’s the way it was put to me.
“Shaun Johnson is going to market, but we know that Brisbane are big believers in him and are keen to get him. It’s looking more and more that he might be heading north.
“Shaun Johnson is different to Mitchell Moses (who has also been linked to Brisbane) he’d be more prepared to go to Brisbane at the stage of his career.”
Originally published asClub’s cold contract snub for prodigal son
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