They packed up their gear and facemasks, left their homes and families to set up shop in Australia with a lot of uncertainties: pay, whether they will ever get to play on home soil in this season, when they will be able to come home and what the coming seasons are going to look like in the wake of Covid-19. They are in the same boat as a lot of us. But they have made a commitment to each other and to the game of rugby league, and as sponsors of the NZ Vodafone Warriors for the better part of a decade you can be sure (in case you were wondering) that dtr will remain committed to our boys during this time of uncertainty.
The season is due to restart this month on the 28th May with round 3 after the competition was suspended after round 2 games due to the pandemic. We’ve received word that the boys have landed safely in the New South Wales city of Tamworth and are back into full contact training during their 14-day isolation period before throwing themselves at the Dragons. They left without the likes of hooker Nathaniel Roache and wing David Fusitu’a but they will hopefully be able to link up with them soon.
Like the boys the 2020 season looks a little bit different for us with no home games at Mt Smart Stadium to treat kids to, or players available for the local school visits we do, but we’re prepared to support the team wherever we can in their new territory and vice versa. Keep an eye on our facebook page to stay up to date with how we’re backing our boys this season and enjoying cheering them on in round 3 from the comforts of our own bubbles. One thing you can be sure of in these times of uncertainty is that when it comes to the NZ Vodafone Warriors, dtr is All In.