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Is anyone really surprised that NA denied the request? Vixens argued the point about about integrity and quality last year when 3 players couldn’t travel to WA. They also argued the point about player welfare, is it fair to throw a team of young uncapped players out against full strength opposition? That’s why multiple clubs including Giants supported them.
The rules about 5 players is 5 of the 10 contracted players Kelly Ryan confirmed that on fox. At this point Giants have 3 contracted players confirmed as out but possibly 5 depending on whether Moore and A Sligar get medical clearance or not.
As it is now NA denied the first request but they are still reviewing the second request.
Maybe it is just me but I find the rule that Giants can now use other teams’ TPs is unprofessional. Let’s say they use Pitman, can Pitman then play for Fever in the future or possibly even another team that may suffer a covid outbreak? That’s ridiculous.
At least Giants are getting their covid outbreak out of the way early.