It's a sign of these crazy COVID-19 times - even the Canberra Raiders' van has to quarantine for two weeks.
That's after Raiders welfare manager David Thom literally took the wheel of the Green Machine to ensure all of the NRL club's training gear made it to the Gold Coast in time for the Canberra club's four-week stint on the glitter strip.
He hit up a mate for a 12-hour road trip, leaving Canberra at 5am on Wednesday and then getting a flight home the following day.
The problem was - well, there was two.
First, the chartered flight the Raiders took up to the Gold Coast didn't have enough storage for all of their gear.
The second? All of the Green Machine staff that were in the Queensland bubble had to fly and weren't allowed to drive.
That's where Thom came in.
He filled in the required paperwork, made sure he didn't stop anywhere near Greater Sydney and 12 hours later he was on the 'Goldy'.
"There was a lot of stuff there they needed to bring up and the people in the bubble couldn't come by road," Thom said.
"I came with a mate of mine and we've just had a drive up and waiting to catch a plane home.
"It was 12 hours door to door. We left at five.
"We filled out all the required documentation and expected to maybe get pulled up and questioned, but we just drove straight through.
"It's all part of what we do at the club. We're a good organisation, we all chip in and help where we can."
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But that's only the half of it in a modern world where there are more coronavirus protocols than hot dinners.
Not only weren't the Raiders staff in the bubble allowed to drive the van north, but they weren't even allowed near the van to unload the gear.
That was up to Thom and his mate, who had to put down their precious cargo on territory as neutral as Switzerland.
Only then could the bubble staff take away all the cones, training kits and some players' bags that didn't fit on the plane.
It's unclear whether Josh Papalii's golf clubs were also part of the load after the Raiders prop ensured they were brought north.
The only downside? The van now has to spend a lonely two weeks in quarantine.
"It was interesting when we got there, we were talking to [Raiders football manager] Matty Ford on the way in and there was all sorts of strict regulations we could and couldn't do," Thom said.
"We had to come into an enclosed area through a barrier and the staff were all there to meet us, but they couldn't come within a certain distance of the van.
"We had to empty the van onto a common space I suppose you'd call it and they'd come from their side and pick it up and put it on their trolleys.
"But they couldn't actually get in the van and empty it. It was interesting, but it is what it is - it's Queensland Health or whoever makes the rules."
NRL ROUND 18
Saturday: Canberra Raiders v Cronulla Sharks at the Gold Coast, 3pm.
Raiders squad: 1. Xavier Savage, 2. Semi Valemei, 3. Jarrod Croker, 4. Sebastian Kris, 5. Jordan Rapana, 6. Jack Wighton, 7. Sam Williams, 8. Josh Papalii, 9. Josh Hodgson, 10. Emre Guler, 11. Corey Harawira-Naera, 12. Hudson Young, 13. Ryan Sutton. Interchange: 14. Tom Starling, 15. Joseph Tapine, 16. Iosia Soliola, 17. Ryan James. Reserves: 18. Matthew Timoko, 19. Trey Mooney, 20. Matt Frawley, 21. Harley Smith-Shields.
Sharks squad: 1. Will Kennedy, 2. Sione Katoa, 3. Connor Tracey, 4. Jesse Ramien, 5. Ronaldo Mulitalo, 6. Braydon Trindall, 7. Shaun Johnson, 8. Aiden Tolman, 9. Blayke Brailey, 10. Aaron Woods, 11. Briton Nikora, 12. Teig Wilton, 13. Toby Rudolf. Interchange: 14. Mawene Hiroti, 15. Siosifa Talakai, 16. Jack Williams, 17. Braden Hamlin-Uele. Reserves: 18. Billy Magoulias, 19. Royce Hunt, 20. Andrew Fifita, 21. Luke Metcalf.
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