News of Shaun Johnson's departure from the NZ Warriors has rocked the country's rugby league community and fans certainly haven't been short of an opinion on the matter.
On Wednesday, Warriors chief executive Cameron George confirmed rumours that the mercurial half had been granted an early release from his deal with the club.
Johnson had one year remaining on his contract, but is now free to start exploring options on the open market. Several NRL clubs have already expressed interest in his services, most prominently the Cronulla Sharks.
Newshub took to the streets in the rugby league stronghold of south Auckland to get a measure of what the public's thinking about the exit of one of the team's marquee players.