Warriors cleared to travel to Australia

New Zealand Warriors have been cleared to travel to Australia ahead of the scheduled return of the NRL.

Their party will travel tomorrow, then they will enter a two-week quarantine in Tamworth, New South Wales.

There had been worries over the Warriors’ involvement in the new NRL season due to the current travel restrictions.

Warriors CEO Cameron George told the club website: “It has been a challenging and often frustrating time for all parties over the last few weeks with so many issues on the table but it has finally come together as of today.

“We’re exceptionally grateful to both the Australian and New South Wales governments for granting us an exemption and we respect the process they’ve had to work through.

“We’re hugely appreciative of the support we’ve had from the NRL, especially from (chairman) Peter V’landys who has been in our corner throughout.

“We have approval for the team to train in isolation over the next two weeks in Tamworth and I know the players and staff are looking forward to being back together as a group for the first time in six weeks.

“We want to thank the people of Tamworth for all they’re doing, especially local MP Kevin Anderson, Wests Leagues CEO Rod Laing and local businessman Craig Power. They’ve been tremendous in setting up our stay.”

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