NZ Breakers face playing whole season in Australia
The NZ Government were planning on allowing Double Vaccinated travelers entry into NZ without MIQ in mid January but with the new Omicron variant this decision will now be pushed back to late February.
This may cause the Breakers to have to play out the remainder of the season in Australia or at the very least, the bulk of the season.
The team have already had their share of hurdles this season. A Covid lockdown in Auckland disrupted their pre-season with the team unable to train together and then once in Australia they had Hugo Besson & Yanni Wetzell test positive for Covid-19 along with members of their travelling group including the Head Coach Dan Shamir.
Captain Tom Abercrombie, Imports Peyton Siva & Jeremiah Martin have all missed games with injury and Peyton Siva has an injury replacement suiting up in his absence next game against Tasmania.
The result is they are now 0-5 to start the season and the prospect of not playing at home in front of their fans, friends and family won't do anything to help their cause.
Generally when a team hits a purple patch after a couple of L's on the road they get to go home, sleep in their own beds, regroup and come out firing in front of their home fans. NZ again look like they won't have that luxury.