Shaun Johnson, Dallin Watene-Zelezniak

‘Doesn’t Make Sense’: Johnson Rips Bizarre HIA As Controversy Hits Magic Round

Veteran Warriors playmaker Shaun Johnson admits he was left scratching his head following some controversial decisions during the Warriors’ 18-6 loss to Penrith, including the bizarre call to send Dallin Watene-Zelezniak off for HIA late in the match.


Johnson spoke to Triple M after his side’s Magic Round loss and conceded it was “pretty disappointing” to see Watene-Zelezniak marched off for an HIA late in the second half before being cleared to return shortly after.

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“I don’t get how someone can go for HIA when they’ve cleared contact to the head. It doesn’t make sense to me,” Johnson told Triple M after the match.

“That’s what we’re arguing. Give us the penalty, he goes for HIA. You don’t give it. He stays on the field.”

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