Coronavirus: Warriors hooker Roache tests negative but may be quarantined

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Nathaniel Roache has tested negative for the coronavirus but he and New Zealand Warriors team-mate David Fusitu'a may have to self-isolate when they arrive in Australia.

Roache did not fly to Tamworth with the rest of the Warriors squad on Sunday, as he was feeling unwell.

The hooker was tested for COVID-19 but has not contracted the virus and is set to join up with the squad as soon as possible.

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Centre Fusitu'a remained in New Zealand on compassionate grounds when his colleagues boarded the plane on a private flight to New South Wales at the weekend.

Fusitu'a is due to link up with his colleagues in the near future, but he and Roache may be quarantined separately from their team-mates for a fortnight ahead of a planned NRL restart on May 28.

Warriors coach Stephen Kearney said: "As soon as we can get the opportunity, or what that looks like, we'll be trying to get him over as soon as possible.

"The process when David [arrives], we'll work through that over the next week, in terms of what that might look like.

"He might have to go into self-isolation in a hotel room and that's obviously worst-case scenario which we've made him well aware of."

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