7 Apr 2021

Warriors in no rush to return to New Zealand

From Morning Report, 8:37 am on 7 April 2021

Three New Zealand professional sports teams based in Australia have begun planning for home matches before their respective seasons end.

The resumption of trans-Tasman travel later this month has prompted the Wellington Phoenix football team and New Zealand Breakers basketballers to both investigate ending their season with home games - both within the next two months.

Also welcoming the bubble announcement was the New Zealand Warriors, although the rugby league club's chief executive Cameron George is in no rush to return the team home to Auckland.

The club will stick with its original plan to remain based on New South Wales' Central Coast until 21 June, with a first home game in nearly two years to be staged at Mt Smart Stadium on 2 July.

George spoke to Corin Dann.