To rugby league now - and the Warriors can start booking their flights home having spent nearly five months cooped up in quarantine to play out the NRL season in Australia.
They've still got two games remaining but the team can't reach the finals following their most recent loss to Cronulla.
Getting close to the play-offs was an achievement in itself, given the sacrifices made by the players and staff, along with an endless run of off-field adversity.
Will they have to repeat the feat next year?
Cameron George is the chief executive of the New Zealand Warriors.