The Panel: Is the criticism of Warriors half Shaun Johnson warranted?

The NZ Warriors were the primary topic of conversation for Sunday Sport's weekly panel, and who better to weigh in on the side's disappointing finals loss to the Panthers than club stalwart Wairangi Koopu.

Koopu was at Mt Smart when the architect of the Warriors' demise on Saturday - James Maloney - arrived for his Auckland tenure.

The forward recounted some colourful stories of his time alongside a man he referred to as a "pain in the arse".

The crew - which also included John Day, James McOnie and Miles Davis – also weighed in on the Shaun Johnson criticism.

Should the half carry the brunt of blame for the Warriors' finals exit?

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