New Zealand Warriors arrive in Australia and will undergo 14 days isolation

Drew Darbyshire

The New Zealand Warriors have arrived in Tamworth after the NRL received final approvals for the club to fly to Australia.

The Warriors will now enter 14 days isolation at their temporary base in Tamworth, where they will be permitted to train in the build up to the return of play on May 28.

ARL Commission chairman Peter V’landys said: “This is an excellent outcome for rugby league and another step towards the competition resuming on May 28.

“I want to thank the federal and state governments, in particular Border Force and NSW State Emergency Operation Centre for their assistance in making the Warriors’ arrival a reality.

“The club will follow the strictest biosecurity protocols and, like all clubs, will participate in an education day about the protocols on Monday morning.

“As a game we cannot thank the Warriors enough for everything they are doing. Right from the start of this pandemic the club and its players have put the competition first and for that we will be forever thankful.”

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