NRL 2020: NZ, Australian Governments to grant travel exemptions to Warriors

NZ Warriors will reportedly be granted exemptions from the Australian and NZ Governments to travel across the Tasman, when the NRL season resumes.

According to Australia's Channel Nine, the NZ-based team won't be subject to the standard border protocols put in place to stem the coronavirus pandemic, which dictate that travellers must spend 14 days in self-isolation.

That means the club can return to Australia to play in a revamped competition, expected to be finalised at an ARL commission meeting on April 21.

Dubbed 'Project Apollo', the new structure would likely feature a dual conference system, with one operating out of NSW and the other in Queensland.

The Warriors would be asked to relocate to one state for approximately 2-3 months to complete the competition.

The commission has targetted May 28 to resume the 2020 season, allowing a four-week pre-season.

Wednesday marks the end of the Warriors' initial 14-day quarantine, after returning from Australia when the season was suspended.