17 Apr 2012

'I'm not the next Benji Marshall' says Warriors halfback

7:16 pm on 17 April 2012

The new Kiwis rugby league international Shaun Johnson says he's not getting carried away by talk that he'll be the one to take over from Kiwis captain Benji Marshall as the side's key playmaker.

The 21 year old Warriors halfback is set to make his test debut against Australia in the one off test in Auckland on Friday night at Eden Park.

Johnson says he's aware of the talk comparing him to Marshall and concedes it's a little daunting.

He says he doesn't want to be the new Benji Marshall but rather wants to create his own playing style.