Nikora thriving alongside schoolboy idol Johnson

Star New Zealand playmaker Shaun Johnson has advised Kiwis coach Michael Maguire to keep an eye on his Cronulla team-mate Briton Nikora (Sam Ayoub‘s client) as the rookie second-rower continues to thrive playing alongside his schoolboy idol.

Senior Reporter for, Brad Walter tells this story,

Johnson said he had been unaware of the 21-year-old before commencing pre-season training with the Sharks. But he’s been impressed by his hole running ability and has spoken to Maguire about him.

“I didn’t know anything about Brit but I just picked up the way he ran and the style he plays pretty quick,” Johnson said. “It’s not the finished product but when you have got a back-rower that’s as willing as that, he is pretty easy to play with.
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