Former Warriors halfback Shaun Johnson could be the missing piece of the jigsaw in the Cronulla Shark's quest for another NRL premiership, according to prop Andrew Fifita.
Johnson, 28, joined Cronulla towards the end of 2018, leaving the Warriors for the Sharks having fallen out with the Auckland club's hierarchy.
Speaking to the Sydney Morning Herald though, Fifita says that Johnson is the perfect acquisition for the Sharks, stepping up to replace NFL bound star Valentine Holmes.
"As a leader himself, he's the former captain of his team [New Zealand Warriors], he's an international half, he brings that experience to this team and with this team being so raw, we will all learn from his experience," Fifita says.
"To lose Val [Holmes] and gain Shaun, it's a win win. We support Val with his [NFL] dream, but we get the bonus of Shaun.
"I'm stoked and can't wait to play with him."
Fifita also revealed that Johnson has been sleeping on his couch as he transitions from Auckland to life in Cronulla, calling him "the worst roomie ever".
"He's been living with my family and my kids love him," Fifita said.