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'We've moved forward' - Warriors not worried about Shaun Johnson reunion, says coach


Warriors coach Stephen Kearney says that his side have moved on from the saga surrounding former halfback Shaun Johnson, named to face his former club for the first time tomorrow.

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The former Warriors halfback claims that Kearney didn't like him. Source: 1 NEWS

After leaving the Warriors for the Cronulla Sharks at the end of last season, Johnson will line up against his old teammates in Wellington later this week, prepared to write the headlines for his new side with a win.

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The Warriors coach fronted after the messy saga that saw Johnson join the Sharks. Source: 1 NEWS

Having played a role in Johnson's departure, Warriors coach Kearney insists that there is no bad blood between the two, telling Stuff that the reunion wasn't in his side's preparations for tomorrow night's encounter.

"We've moved forward and he's playing for the opposition this weekend," Kearney said.

"We've got a job to do and so does he. So we just move on.

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Johnson will face the Warriors for the first time as a Cronulla Shark on Friday. Source: 1 NEWS

"If I'm honest, we haven't had a big focus on Shaun. It's just about executing the areas that we did really well last week and looking to improve the areas that we weren't."

The Warriors face the Sharks at Wellington's Westpac Stadium tomorrow night NZT.