Canberra have already begun planning for the 2021 season with their overseas contingent the latest players to make a huge sacrifice and remain in Australia across November and December.
English quartet Josh Hodgson, George Williams, Elliott Whitehead and Ryan Sutton will resist the urge to return to the UK during their allocated annual leave breaks before a shorter pre-season anticipated for next year's competition.
A large portion of NRL players are likely to join them and have international travel requests denied as clubs weigh up the risks and possible financial strains that will arise with return flights and international quarantine policies in place.
The Raiders will also be reluctant to let players return to New Zealand or Pacific Island nations despite smaller COVID-19 cases recorded compared to the northern hemisphere.
With no Tests expected to be played in 2020, the season for most international stars will end in October.