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The Warriors' new 'Little General' jersey

Warriors reveal Stacey Jones inspired 'Little General' jersey for 2019

The new kit will be worn during certain away games next season.

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Cameron George says that preparation for next season has already begun.

'We've got the players to do it' - Warriors boss confident of maiden NRL premiership in 2019, without Shaun Johnson

Even with their star halfback having departed for the Cronulla Sharks, Cameron George says that the club have what it takes to claim glory next season.

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The NZ skipper became the first Warriors player to win the prestigious rugby league award.

NZRL fail to nominate Dally M winner Tuivasa-Sheck for Halbergs

The Warriors captain is a notable absentee from the Sportsman of the Year category.

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Mason Lino and Simon Mannering at the end of the match.
NRL Premiership rugby league. Vodafone Warriors v Penrith Panthers. Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland, New Zealand. Friday 24 August 2018. © Copyright photo: Andrew Cornaga / www.Photosport.nz

'The greatest Warrior that's played' – Simon Mannering irreplaceable, says Blake Green

The Warriors' most capped player retired at the end of last season.

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Chanel Harris-Tavita. Pre season Warriors training session. Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland, New Zealand. NRL Rugby League. Monday 10 December 2018 © Copyright photo: Andrew Cornaga / www.photosport.nz

Warriors captain nominates rookie duo to replace Shaun Johnson

Chanel Harris-Tavita and Hayze Perham have earned Roger Tuivasa-Sheck's approval.

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The Warriors now have $1m of their salary cap free with Johnson's departure.

Warriors 'not going to be rushed' into replacing Shaun Johnson

The Warriors now have $1m of their salary cap free with Johnson's departure.

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Shaun Johnson, Vodafone Warriors NRL rugby league training session. Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland. 27 August 2018. Copyright Image: Andrew Cornaga / www.photosport.nz

Stephen Kearney urges Warriors fans to remember Shaun Johnson's best

Johnson left for the Cronulla Sharks after a major fall-out with his hometown club.

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Roger Tuivasa-Sheck.
NRL Premiership rugby league. Vodafone Warriors v Canberra Raiders. Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland, New Zealand. Friday 31 August 2018. © Copyright photo: Andrew Cornaga / www.Photosport.nz

Stephen Kearney won't shift Tuivasa-Sheck to the halves - 'He's the Dally M fullback'

The Warriors captain had been considered an option to replace Shaun Johnson.

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Isaiah Papali’i.
NRL Premiership rugby league. Vodafone Warriors v Newcaste Knights. Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland, New Zealand. Friday 10 August 2018. © Copyright photo: Andrew Cornaga / www.Photosport.nz

Isaiah Papali'i to replace Simon Mannering at 13, says Stephen Kearney

The rookie forward is eyed as the man to fill the 301-match veteran's jersey.

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The Warriors coach fronted after the messy saga that saw Johnson join the Sharks.

‘News to me’ – Warriors coach Stephen Kearny bamboozled by Shaun Johnson’s claims he didn’t like him

The Warriors coach fronted after the messy saga that saw Johnson join the Sharks.

Shaun Johnson. Canberra Raiders v Vodafone Warriors, NRL Rugby League. GIO Stadium, Canberra, Australia. 24th March 2018. Copyright Photo: David Neilson / www.photosport.nz

New details of fateful meeting between Shaun Johnson and Warriors revealed

Rather than look at a potential new deal, the 28-year-old said he wanted out - immediately.

Kodi Nikorima runs with the ball during a Brisbane Broncos NRL training session

Warriors offered Kodi Nikorima to replace Shaun Johnson - report

The Broncos playmaker is reportedly being shipped around by new coach Anthony Seibold.

Warriors player Adam Keighran during pre-season training with the NZ NRL club in Auckland.

'We're aware of what's available' - Warriors consider promoting youngsters to replace Shaun Johnson

Warriors general manager of football says the salary cap space freed by Johnson's departure can be spent elsewhere.

Chanel Harris Tavita. NZ Warriors v Wyong Roos, 2018 ISP Intrust Super Premiership Rugby League season at Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland, New Zealand. 22 July 2018. Copyright photo: Renee McKay / www.photosport.nz

Who's the Warriors' next halfback? Five names that could replace Shaun Johnson

Johnson's departure leaves the Warriors with several interesting options for the number seven jersey.

Shaun Johnson.
Vodafone Warriors training session. Mt Smart Stadium Auckland, New Zealand. NRL Rugby League. Wednesday 23 August 2017 © Copyright photo: Andrew Cornaga / www.photosport.nz

'He's heading to Cronulla' - leading NRL journalist tips Shaun Johnson to sign for Sharks

The ex-Warriors halfback will sign a three-year deal with the Sharks, according to Phil Rothfield.

Shaun Johnson.
NRL Premiership rugby league. Vodafone Warriors v Canberra Raiders. Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland, New Zealand. Friday 31 August 2018. © Copyright photo: Andrew Cornaga / www.Photosport.nz

'A Ferrari that's been sitting in the garage' - Warriors will regret Shaun Johnson saga says Kiwi league legend

Graham Lowe believes that the Warriors are committing "Premiership suicide" in letting their star halfback leave the club.

NRL Rugby League, North Queensland Cowboys v Vodafone Warriors, 1300Smiles Stadium, Townsville, Australia. Saturday 20 August 2016.  Warriors Shaun Johnson after the loss to the Cowboys. © Copyright Photo: Zak Simmonds / www.Photosport.nz

Warriors willing to offer, multi-million dollar deal to teen with no NRL experience to replace Johnson - report

The Warriors are reportedly looking to sign Parramatta prospect Dylan Brown as the long-term replacement to the released Kiwi star.

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Cameron George said the club comes first, no matter the player.

Warriors expect seniors players to fill void left by Shaun Johnson's sudden exit

"It's important the guys bounce off the back of this adversity and show we're not going to miss a beat."

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Johnson was granted a release from the final year of his contract on Wednesday by the NZ Warriors.

'Sorry you didn't get your send-off the way you probably should've' - Warriors legend Monty Betham on Shaun Johnson's fallout with club

Johnson was granted a release from the final year of his contract on Wednesday by the NZ Warriors.

Outgoing Warriors halfback Shaun Johnson thanks fans for support - 'Really looking forward to what's next!'

Johnson told his followers on Instagram that he is still coming to grips with leaving the team.

Is Warriors teen Chanel Harris-Tavita the man to replace Shaun Johnson - at least for 2019?

Adam Keighran is another potential option in the halves, signing a two-year deal with the Warriors from the Panthers last month.

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The Warriors announced today that Johnson has been released from the final year of his contract.

NRL star Shaun Johnson side-steps media after Warriors announce his release

The Warriors announced today that Johnson has been released from the final year of his contract.

NRL Rugby League, North Queensland Cowboys v Vodafone Warriors, 1300Smiles Stadium, Townsville, Australia. Saturday 20 August 2016.  Warriors Shaun Johnson after the loss to the Cowboys. © Copyright Photo: Zak Simmonds / www.Photosport.nz

Gone! Shaun Johnson released by Warriors as club sends out scathing email - 'everything we do is about the club first'

After seven seasons, 162 games, 917 points and a Golden Boot Award, the star half has been released by the Kiwi NRL club.

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The star halfback says the next period of time off will allow him to sort his future, saying the Warriors will always be a club he’ll love regardless of whether he stays or not.

Cronulla Sharks emerge as frontrunners to sign Warriors star Shaun Johnson - report

The Sydney club is reportedly eager to sign Johnson with freed-up cash from Valentine Holmes' departure.

Shaun Johnson. Canberra Raiders v Vodafone Warriors, NRL Rugby League. GIO Stadium, Canberra, Australia. 24th March 2018. Copyright Photo: David Neilson / www.photosport.nz

Raiders rule themselves out of signing Shaun Johnson

The Warriors halfback wouldn't be able to fit into Canberra's salary cap.

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The star halfback can negotiate with other NRL clubs from November 1.

Shaun Johnson demands release from Warriors contract - report

The star halfback is eager to leave the club to move to an Australian rival, claim the NZ Herald.

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The star halfback can negotiate with other NRL clubs from November 1.

Warriors deny Shaun Johnson's claim club has 'no contract to sign past 2019' - report

"They have told me again at this stage they won't be offering me anything," the star half said of his club.

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