Halfback George Williams looks set to miss the first chunk of Raiders preseason training this year as his enforced Victorian quarantine in a stuffy Melbourne hotel room threatens to drag into a fourth day. The ACT Government has confirmed it is negotiating an early release of roughly 20 Canberrans who flew to Melbourne on January 3, only to be told they must immediately quarantine for a fortnight as part of new border restrictions between Victoria and NSW. Victoria's border with NSW slammed shut just before midnight on New Year's Eve. Unbeknownst to Williams, his girlfriend Charlotte and a group of other traveling ACT residents, that meant anyone who had visited NSW in the final two weeks of 2020 would be subject to two weeks of quarantine upon arriving in Melbourne. Williams and his partner visited Batemans Bay between December 28-30, and the Englishman said they were told by Canberra airport staff on January 3 that flying to Melbourne would not require a mandatory quarantine.