Having been ruled out of Sundayís clash with the Raiders, Shaun Johnson did not join the team in boarding the plane bound for Canberra.
While Johnsonís exclusion is a loss (this is the first time he will miss back-to-back-games) this is a great opportunity for the Warriors to show that they are a team capable of performing without their star player.
Championships arenít won by individual talent (just look at the recent football World Cup) they are won by strong, well-functioning teams. The Warriors need to make a statement this weekend, and that statement needs to be that with or without Shaun Johnson, this is a team capable of winning.
Having gone toe-to-toe with Manly Johnson-less for 70-odd minutes last weekend in a blinder of a match, Iím backing the Warriors to win this one by 8 or more (even if they haven't won in Canberra since 2001...)
How do you think the Warriors will go without Johnson?†