1 Feb 2013

Shaun Johnson called into All Stars game

5:49 am on 1 February 2013

The New Zealand Warriors halfback Shaun Johnson has been called up to the National Rugby League All Stars for the match in Brisbane next week.

Coach Wayne Bennett chose Johnson to replace the injured Storm halfback Cooper Cronk.

Johnson, who's heading into just his third NRL campaign, becomes the third Warriors player involved in this year's match with Feleti Mateo alongside him on the NRL All Stars bench and new signing Dane Nielsen on the bench for the Indigenous All Stars.

Johnson says it's all a bit surreal for him at the moment but will be a great honour.