But that could be just the tip of the iceberg as another immigration hurdle looms.
Take interim coach Todd Payten and playmaker Blake Green who both hail from New South Wales, but currently call Auckland home.
They could find themselves out in the cold like Katoa and Ravutaumada.
“To now know we’ve got two players who won’t be permitted back into New Zealand after the footy season, is very difficult for us to understand,” club CEO Cameron George tells Newshub.
The Government indicated that case isn’t closed, but the issue has raised concerns for the club about what might happen to other members of their squad when the season ends.
Immigration NZ’s website is clear about who should seek approval before travelling to New Zealand. the list includes; “Australian citizens and permanent residents who normally live in New Zealand”
“To simply say you’re not allowed back in the country, when they have full credentials to live in the country, is quite strange for me.”