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Ah Mau granted request to return home early

Vodafone Warriors prop Leeson Ah Mau has today been granted a request to return home this week before the Government pauses its Covid-19 travel bubble with Australia for at least eight weeks.

Following yesterday’s announcement that captain Roger Tuivasa-Sheck was finishing his career with the club to fly home, Vodafone Warriors CEO Cameron George has confirmed the experienced Ah Mau will also miss the rest of the season. 

“With his family now back home, Leeson asked for permission to be reunited with them back in Auckland,” he said.

“This is a very difficult time as we all know. New Zealanders have only until the end of the week to fly home. If Leeson doesn’t get home this week, he would be over here on his own until the end of September and potentially longer.

“The needs of our players’ families have always been a priority.”

Before today’s announcement, the 31-year-old Ah Mau was in line to be the only player to line up in every game this year, making his 18th consecutive appearance in last Saturday’s encounter with South Sydney.