The Warriors’ inspirational and practical leader has been missing for the past two weeks, including their big loss to Penrith in the first week of the finals.

But now, Shaun Johnson is back.

Who knows how well his injured calf will hold up (it was strapped at training this week) but his presence is huge for this team, who have struggled in attack without him.

Both teams are basically 1-17, although as confirmed in the 24-hour updates, the Knights have elevated 18th man Brodie Jones onto the bench in place of Daniel Saifiti, who is out with a hamstring injury.