NRL 2020: Government reportedly gives NZ Warriors permission to fly to Australia

The NZ Warriors have been given the green light by the New Zealand Government to travel to Australia to compete in the revamped NRL competition, due to start next month. 

The Sydney Morning Herald reports the NRL received written permission over the Easter weekend allowing the Warriors to travel. 

The report adds that the NRL is liaising with Australian state and federal authorities to ensure the Warriors can bypass the 14-day quarantine policy for international arrivals.

The Warriors will base themselves at Lake Ainsworth at Lennox Head, a recreational facility overseen by the NSW Office of Sport.

All players and staff have reportedly agreed to travel to Australia. 

Warriors chief executive Cameron George is still waiting for clarity on several issues, including whether families will be able to travel with the players.

"Once that comes to light, we'll be better equipped to make the right decision," George told Fox Sports News on Saturday.

"And then when we get to Australia, we can train with every other club from the fourth of May on. That's our goal, notwithstanding a lot of water to go under the bridge.

"We're very ambitious about being there and share the optimism with everyone else around that this game can get off the ground on the 28th of May."