“It’s like going on a six-week tour to England” – Warriors to stay in Australia through coronavirus pandemic

In an attempt to try and save the 2020 NRL Season, the New Zealand Warriors have decided to remain in Australia rather than returning home after their Round 2 clash against the Canberra Raiders.

There was speculation that after Round 2, the Warriors would return home to their families back in New Zealand, which would have halted the NRL season due to the travel rules implemented by the government.

However, Warriors owner Mark Robinson has confirmed that the club is committed to the NRL season.

“Of course, we’ve got to do everything we can to keep looking after our obligation,” he told The Sydney Morning Herald.

“Going forward, they are happy to play as long as the competition is running. The boys are pretty happy to stay. We will do everything we have to do to honour our agreement with the NRL.

“I think we just do it. It’s like going on a six-week rugby league tour to England.

“I was having a yarn with them last night, telling them it could be worse. You could be in Italy stuck in an apartment. They are in a resort here, they’re training, they’re happy.”

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