To Be The Greatest: Shaun Johnson
These are some of the great action snapshots that have made the NRL Finals so memorable, with each and every one etched into Rugby League’s rich folklore.
Keep coming back as NRL.com takes a trip down memory lane to remember some of the greatest moments in NRL Finals.
New Zealand dynamo Shaun Johnson was full of confidence heading into the 2011 Preliminary Final with the Storm in Melbourne, and with the game poised on a knife edge, the touch football wonder kid took the game by the scruff of the neck in a dazzling display of speed, footwork and sleight of hand.
On a probing run across the field, Johnson dummied three times, turning the defence inside out – literally, for poor Kevin Proctor – before skipping to the outside of Cooper Cronk and offloading to Lewis Brown who scored in the corner.
His moment of sheer brilliance ensured the Warriors would make only their second ever Grand Final appearance.