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Warriors hooker Wayde Egan.

Warriors CEO Cameron George has reaffirmed that no decision on whether to remain in Australia will be made until after Saturday's match against Canberra on the Gold Coast.

The Warriors are in discussions with rival NRL clubs about loaning out players to bolster their squad in Australia amid the coronavirus pandemic but members of the existing squad are yet to decide their immediate futures.

Bags of personal items and clothing have been put on flights from Auckland to the Gold Coast for the players, who hastily chose to stay in Australia last weekend after the New Zealand government introduced a 14-day isolation period for anyone arriving in the country.

The club's round two home match was shifted to Cbus Super Stadium and if they continue playing the Warriors are scheduled to travel to Sydney to play Manly in round three.

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"We will continue to talk to the players and the staff and the owners of the club about what we do later in the week and over the weekend," George said.

"Our focus is to get through the game and let’s all hope that we can press on and the competition remains, and we are still a part of it but it’s all about this week."

As it stands the Warriors have only 24 players with them in their temporary camp on the Gold Coast, and with a 14-day self-isolation period now in place for anyone entering Australia they won't be able to add anyone to their group until round four at the earliest.

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George said in all likelihood any loanees would be fringe first-graders deemed surplus to requirements at their current club.

He added that while any loan transaction would be straightforward from the Warriors' point of view, that wouldn't be the case for the club loaning the player out.

"There's a number of questions that need to be answered by the NRL with that, but it's a real possibility given the restrictions on travel and that we can't get people in there," George said.

"It's certainly something that is complex for the club that is loaning the player [out].

"It's alright for us because they come to play for us and then head back, but you have got to take into account injuries, the indefinite period that it could be for and naturally the salary."

The Warriors had faced the prospect of having only 20 fit NRL contracted players available for the clash with the Raiders, but they have now been granted permission to select development players Rocco Berry, Paul Turner, Tom Ale, plus part-timer Adam Tuimavave-Gerrard, despite them all sitting outside the top 30 list.

But George said while they remain in Australia his club is at a significant disadvantage and they deserve the chance to have access to a full pool of players.

"What we want is the ability to have the opportunity to pick 30 players, like every other club," George said.

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