Kikau May be unable to play against Warriors due to Visa issues

Not the first time this has happened as memory serves me

It makes you wonder how this wasn’t sorted out earlier? He has been at the club for 2 years now, and they would have known since last November that we had a trip to NZ this week. Poor form leaving it this late to get things organised.

Panthers have confirmed this matter has been resolved and he will be clear to go to New Zealand.

My wife had to go through this coming from the USA, the application can be on hold for months while it is being reviewed. My guess is that it was submitted some time ago and the Department of Immigration are dragging their feet, and a recent fire put under their posterior by a particular football club has expedited the approval.