Shaun Johnson's terrible birthday present for girlfriend Kayla Cullen

He's a star when it comes to rugby league, but Warriors halfback Shaun Johnson might not be so good at buying gifts for his girlfriend.

It was Silver Ferns star Kayla Cullen's 26th birthday yesterday and a good chance for her boyfriend Johnson to spoil her. But according to each of the sporting stars' Instagram accounts, he got her... a vacuum cleaner.

Shaun Johnson's terrible birthday present for girlfriend Kayla Cullen
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In Johnson's Instagram story, the birthday girl can be heard saying to laughing friends: "I did say I wanted a vacuum but, like, not for my birthday".

Meanwhile, a hysterically laughing Johnson can be heard saying: "Babe, are you grateful for the present I got you?"

If you think its grounds for a breakup, though, rest assured the Warriors halfback did get her a... less offensive gift to follow. Cullen posted a follow-up Instagram story of the "dream camera" he gave her afterwards.

Shaun Johnson's terrible birthday present for girlfriend Kayla Cullen
Photo credit: Instagram

There were love heart emojis, which we can only hope means Johnson was forgiven.

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