Shaun Johnson returns against Sea Eagles as Warriors look to end losing streak




The Warriors will welcome halfback Shaun Johnson into their starting side for their last home match of the season against the Manly Sea Eagles on Sunday.

Shaun Johnson of the Warriors in action during the NRL Rugby League match between Canberra Raiders and Vodafone Warriors at GIO Stadium, Canberra, Australia. Saturday 15 April 2017 © Copyright Photo: Mark Metcalfe /

Shaun Johnson of the Warriors in action.

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The playmaker has been sidelined with a posterior cruciate ligament injury since mid-July, returning as the Warriors look to end one of the worst losing streaks in the club's history, falling to defeat in their last seven consecutive matches.

Kieran Foran has been named to partner Johnson in the halves, despite having to leave the field in the Warriors' loss to the South Sydney Rabbitohs last week.

Issac Luke also returns, as the Warriors see their all-Kiwis spine, with Roger Tuivasa-Sheck playing at fullback.

Veterans Ben Matulino and Ryan Hoffman have also been named to start, as they bid to leave the club on a positive note at the end of the season.

Warriors: 1. Roger Tuivasa-Sheck (c), 2. David Fusitu'a, 3. Blake Ayshford, 4. Solomone Kata, 5. Ken Maumalo, 6. Kieran Foran, 7. Shaun Johnson, 8. Ben Matulino, 9. Issac Luke, 10. Sam Lisone, 11. Bunty Afoa, 12. Ryan Hoffman, 13. Simon Mannering.

Interchange (from): 14. Ata Hingano, 15. Charlie Gubb, 16. Isaiah Papali'i, 17. Jazz Tevaga, 18. Charnze Nicoll-Klokstadd, 20. Chris Satae, 21. James Bell, 22. Mason Lino.

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