As an Shaun Johnson
fan feel somewhat qualified on how we nullify him out of the game -
Win the battle up front.....
ALWAYS present a flat line (he tends not to take the line on if there's no chink in the wall and runs around in circles...if u see him running round in circles it means our defence is on point)
....win the battle up front
....always chase from the inside out ( that way if he puts that right foot step on someones covering on the inside, and nullifies that 2nd man play which is where he's been getting all his try assists this year).....
win the battle up front....
.never run out of the line on the last to pressure him (that's what he's waiting for, gives him that staggard line where his broken field running can carve up)
....oh and win the battle up front (all the changes in the game over the years, faster pace, bigger players, higher intensity - winning still starts with the platform set up front)
Good luck boys, so proud of your hearty efforts this year.