Shaun Johnson has signed a three-year deal with the Cronulla Sharks.
The Sharks announced the deal today just days after his swift exit from Mt Smart was confirmed with a release from the final year of his contract with the Warriors.
Earlier this week, Johnson's request for an immediate release was granted, with CEO Cameron George saying the club would not compromise on its culture.
"I saw evidence yesterday in our meeting of an individual who didn't want to represent this club in 2019 and asked accordingly," he told media at a conference on Wednesday.
Johnson wrote to his followers on Instagram that he is still coming to grips with leaving the Warriors.
"To think my time at Mt Smart playing for my hometown team has officially come to an end is one of mixed emotions," Johnson wrote.
Johnson said he holds no grudges from anyone at the New Zealand NRL club and wishes them all the best for the future.
"I've got nothing bad to say about anyone involved with the club, sometimes things just don't work out and I know they will be sweet and take things to where we all want them to be.
"Those of you that have followed my journey probably still can’t believe this is actually happening. I just want to let you know that I'm ok and really looking forward to what's next!
"I get to go somewhere fresh and take my game to a new level… how good!"