The plight of the New Zealand Warriors has been well documented and the club has received a welcome boost with the loan signings of Daniel Alvaro and George Jennings.
The Parramatta Eels duo, who have both featured this season for the club, will head over and provide some much needed depth for the Warriors.
Forced away from home because of the ongoing pandemic, the Warriors will lose four of their players due to family reasons in a few days time.
Ken Maumalo, David Fusitu’a, Agnatius Paasi and King Vuniyayawa are the four players who will depart.
The loanee signings in Alvaro and Jennings help to alleviate the loss to an extent, with the duo to join the Warriors at their Terrigal base.
Warriors recruitment manager Peter O’Sullivan was thankful to the Eels and their coach Brad Arthur.
“We’re hugely appreciative of the support from (head coach) Brad Arthur and the Eels as well as the NRL for the work they’ve done in making this happen,”said O’Sullivan.
“We realise all clubs are under pressure through injuries, so this is a fantastic gesture from the Eels to help us at a time when we’re certainly thin on players.”
Warriors coach Todd Payten also weighed in, grateful to have the duo joining the club.
“We’re delighted to have Daniel and George joining us to boost our stocks in the area where we’re the most exposed,” said Vodafone Warriors interim head coach Todd Payten.
“Daniel has been around for quite a while now and will give us size and quality in the middle of the park while George is a real talent.
“We can’t thank Brad and the Eels enough for helping us out.”