The New Zealand Warriors’ involvement in upcoming Telstra Premiership matches and their round two clash with Canberra are currently under threat following new travel restrictions announced by the New Zealand government in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced on Saturday people arriving in the country would need to self-isolate for 14 days, with those arriving from the Pacific Islands the only exception. The restrictions are to take place from midnight Sunday (11:00am GMT).
The Canberra Raiders were set to travel to New Zealand to take on the Warriors next Saturday as part of an historic double-header at Eden Park before a Super Rugby match featuring the Auckland Blues and ACT Brumbies.
With this being a factor, The Australian Rugby League Commission has scheduled a meeting from today to discuss the situation, with the Warriors releasing a statement on saying the club is awaiting further details.
We will give you more details as we found out more.