New Zealand Warriors fuming over NRL silence after May 28 announcement

“No one has contacted me. I like to have a plan and bring people along with information, but a week out from when the deadlines would have us leave, I’ve got nothing,” George told the New Zealand Herald.

The Warriors could be forced to remain in Australia for months on end should the NRL season resume.Credit:AAP

“There are players, families, staff, sponsors and members all asking questions and I am sitting here like a cardboard cut out.”

Warriors’ chairman Rob Croot has emailed Australian Rugby League Commission head Peter V’landys asking for the questions to be urgently addressed.

Among key queries are where they will be based, whether families can be involved, dispensation for additional players, medical support and confirming a non-training agreement among clubs until the Warriors’ quarantine period ends.


“I would have thought all of those were reasonable in the circumstances, and urgent in the circumstances,” George said.

“The situation for us is completely different to any other team in Australia. If the NRL are wanting us in this new competition, we need an open phone line of communication, not just an acknowledgment to our email.

“They can’t just ring up on Friday and say you’ve got to leave on Sunday. You’re kidding.”



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