Shaun Johnson has printed a doable rugby union swap stays an option even after talking to incoming Cronulla coach Craig Fitzgibbon about his NRL future.
Johnson will play his 200th NRL recreation when the Sharks face Gold Soar on Sunday, alongside with his return from a two-week hamstring hurt coming at an important time.
The 30-one year-ragged Kiwi massive name is yet to receive an provide for next season from the Sharks, with the membership’s halves for 2022 final a mystery.
Chad Townsend, who used to be dropped with out reference to his match-successful field goal closing spherical, has already taken up a titanic-money provide to head to North Queensland whereas Matt Moylan and Braydon Trindall remain unsigned.
Johnson, Moylan and Trindall spoke with Fitzgibbon closing week with the former reasonable ample to grasp that the membership’s excessive-profile failure to land Adam Reynolds may perhaps presumably perhaps also relieve his own cause.
“Obviously, them lacking out on Reynolds doubtlessly sparked the conversation up a little little bit of more,” Johnson talked about.
“But I’ve met Fitzy. He’s an awesome man so I’m obvious you understand he’s going to advance reduction in and completely raise the membership what they’re looking out after.
“It’s up to me to form of get accessible and continue to get my physique appropriate and put myself in a predicament to be a segment of this traipse going forward.
“It used to be a official merely chat and it used to be a terribly honest correct conversation.
“I’m delighted we have linked up and had that chat due to the, as a participant to boot you want to grasp who you may perhaps presumably even be taking half in for and what form of coach you may perhaps presumably even be taking half in underneath.”
Johnson is adamant that whereas accidents own stopped him in the previous eight months, NRL clubs are well wide awake about what he can fabricate after being for sure one of many form halves closing one year.
He has talked about a in all probability circulation to the 15-man code with former Wallabies coach Michael Chieka closing month.
“I have not got anything set of abode in stone of the set I shall be next one year at this point,” Johnson talked about.
“I can’t pigeonhole myself into one residence or the set I shall be.
“All options are commence and all I can preserve an eye on is getting reduction out on the park and taking half in some honest correct footy.”
When asked to account for if rugby used to be something he used to be legitimately in, Johnson repeated: “The entire lot’s an option”.
The Kiwi Test half of does, nonetheless, know he’s in a sellers’ market in the NRL.
Canberra’s resolution to commence George Williams without delay may perhaps presumably perhaps also comprise the Raiders an option, after they expressed hobby in Johnson three years previously when he left the Warriors.
“You completely preserve an uncover on the market) nonetheless I mediate it be doubtlessly no longer a inappropriate time to be an off-contract halfback in actuality,” Johnson talked about.
“There has been a little little bit of circulation and completely with the means the recreation is form of heading and the means the recreation is being performed (is essential).
“That form of instinctive, taking half in-what’s-in-entrance-of-you half of may perhaps presumably perhaps also get more of a glance-in now.”