Just a few hours after beleaguered Warriors players told the NRL they will remain in Australia, Todd Payten's squad has copped another blow with the Roosters recalling loan player Poasa Faamausili to Moore Park immediately.
And just to round out the Kiwi club's weekend of woe, skipper Roger Tuivasa-Sheck is facing a one-week ban for a shoulder charge in Friday's hefty 50-6 loss to Melbourne.
Faamausili started at prop on Friday night but season-ending injuries to Roosters Victor Radley and Sam Verrills, and a broken rib suffered by Isaac Liu just a few hours later has seen the Tricolours cut short Faamausili's loan deal.
He will return to Roosters camp over the weekend, just a few days after the premiers' were willing to extend his stint with the Warriors to ease the Kiwi side's own injury woes.
Payten won't stand in way of players returning home
The Roosters have been able to recall Faamausili at any time under the terms of the loan agreement, and have understandably done so following their hefty injury toll against the Dragons.
It's understood the Warriors are contemplating fighting Tuivasa-Sheck's shoulder charge on Felise Kaufusi at the judiciary.
An unsuccessful challenge will not result in any more time on the sidelines, but if the ban sticks the Warriors will be without their best and highest paid player for next week's clash with Brisbane.
Meanwhile the Warriors two-month long stint in Australia is taking its toll on players and staff, with David Fusitu'a, Ken Maumalolo, Agnatius Paasi and Leivaha Pulu all telling club management they wanted to return home after their families were denied entry to Australia.
The quartet has since recommitted to staying on with the rest of Payten's squad until at least the Warriors' round 10 game against Cronulla.
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The shock axing of coach Stephen Kearney, described as "the one person holding us all together in camp" has also hit the Warriors playing group hard.
The reluctance to remain in camp away from their families prompted a Saturday morning hook-up involving acting NRL CEO Andrew Abdo, ARLC chairman Peter Vlandys, Warriors boss Cameron George and senior Warriors players.
The Warriors left New Zealand on May 3 and several family members have joined them over the past week.
But only family members who hold Australian citizenship or residency have been granted entry by Border Force, prompting concerns from the likes of Fusitu'a and Maumalo.
"It's definitely not an NRL issue at all, it's well beyond that, it's just the government policy," George told NRL.com.
"[Senior NRL officials] were very clear and transparent, as were our guys, and it's the same expectations that have been in place since April.
"As a club we fully support the players, and at a time they will need to make a decision.
"We're just trying to ensure they have every chance to understand what's going on and take every chance to get their families across."
Any return to New Zealand for the Warriors will be contingent on a trans-Tasman bubble being established by Australian and New Zealand governments or quarantine exemptions being granted.
The Warriors face Brisbane next week on the Central Coast as the club ramps up its search for a long-term successor to Kearney's post.
George will meet with club owners Mark Robinson and Rob Croot next week to work through applications for the head coaching role, with club great Simon Mannering to also be involved in the process.