Early start for Sunday's league

OLD Bar, Forster-Tuncurry, Wauchope and Port Breakers will contest the first grade semi-finals of the Group Three Rugby League pre-season competition on Sunday at the Jack Neal Oval.

Port Sharks, Forster-Tuncurry, Camden Haven and Old Bar will be involved in the under 18s.

Matches will start at 10.30 and with the first grade final to kick off at 3.20.

Taree City, Wingham and Port Sharks bowed out of contention following the opening rounds played at Tuncurry and Port Macquarie last weekend.

The Bulls went down to Old Bar while Forster-Tuncurry accounted for Wingham. Wauchope scored wins over Hastings rivals Port City and Port Sharks at Port Macquarie with the Breakers qualifying for the semi-finals on percentages.

Wauchope beat the Breakers 16-10 and the Sharks 12-6 while the Breakers downed the Sharks 4-0 in an at times fiery encounter.

On Sunday Port Sharks and Forster-Tuncurry meet in the under 18s at 10.30 followed by Camden Haven and Old Bar at 11.20. Wauchope and Old Bar’s first grade clash at 12.10 with Port City and Forster-Tuncurry to kick off at 1.20. 

The under 18 final will be at 2.30 with firsts at 3.20.