Coronavirus: Frustrations grow for Warriors as NRL restart nears

NZ Warriors are growing increasingly frustrated, as the restart of the NRL season draws nearer. 

The club is continuing preparations to leave for Australia on Sunday, but still awaits answers from officials over key questions, with just four days remaining, until all teams are expected to return to training.

A date for the NRL's biggest day has been confirmed, with the 2020 Grand Final set down for  October 25.

But for the Warriors, even the next 48 hours remain a mystery. 

All parties are pushing for the Warriors to be able to arrive in Australia by Monday to start training and Rugby League Players Association boss Clint Newton is optimistic that will be the case. 

"That's certainly the target," Newton has told Newshub. "But there's a few things to work through over the next couple of days."

But Warriors chief executive Cameron George remains frustrated there's still so much to do before they even board the plane, including nailing down precisely where they'll be based.  

"Until we have that documentation from the government and the state of New South Wales, we can't confirm the location," George says.

Despite the holes that still need to be filled, the club are confident in preparing to leave this weekend. 

"All things being equal, approvals are granted, and we can head off to Australia and be involved in the competition," George adds.

But the clock is ticking, with the Warriors hoping the NRL don't drop the ball in the dying moments of their battle to compete this season.

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