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Can Shaun Johnson Drift Like Mad Mike? Challenge Accepted

Rugby takes a lot of skill, strength and dedicated hard work. But one of the National Rugby League's best, Shaun Johnson, will need all of that and then some if he thinks he can handle Mad Mike Whiddett's 812 hp BADBUL. What started off as fun social media banter after Johnson watched Conquer the Cape, has now escalated into a full blown challenge. Good thing for us is that we get see the awesome and sometimes hilarious interactions between the two exciting Kiwi athletes.

With the stage set at the Hampton Downs, Mad Mike brought out his BADBUL Mazda RX-8, and Shaun Johnson brought out his pit crew. This is how it all went down.

Mad Mike and Shaun Johnson

Beginning of the Banter

Shaun Johnson: "I reckon I can drift some of those corners, what ya think?"

Mad Mike: "Really Shaun Johnson? The old boy Chris driving the truck in this clip probably drift those corners better than you. I got the tools, if you think you got the skills bro"

SJ: "Oh man 😂 Mad Mike Whiddett. Ahh well always up for a challenge. Tell me where to rock up and I'm there brother."

MM: "To be fair I'm terrible at (rugby) league, just being straight up in case you challenge me at league, Shaun Johnson" 😂

Shaun Johnson Meets BADBUL

That face you make when you realize what you've gotten yourself into. 😳

Out of His Depth

"Just between us," Johnson admits, "I've seen the machine, and I'm not really feeling too comfortable about everything now..." 😟

Simple, If You Know What You're Doing

Yup, start it up. Off you go. The buttons are all labeled. 🔑

Mad Mike the "Teacher"

That face you make when you know your bro is in over his head. 🤷‍♂️

Let's Get Started

...but not quite yet. 🤦‍♂️

If that was any indication of Shaun Johnson's drifting background, then we are in for a real treat once they finally get BADBUL going.

Watch the video above to find out if Shaun Johnson was able to drift BADBUL.

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