GROUP Three Rugby League has agreed to swap the kickoff times for the first grade pre-season games at the Harry Elliott Oval at Tuncurry on Saturday.
This will enable Wingham officials and players time to prepare for the club's season launch that night at the Wingham Services Club.
The southern pre-season final between Wingham and Old Bar will now kickoff at 2.30 with the Forster-Tuncurry and Taree City trial underway from 3.45.
"We consulted all four clubs and they agreed with the change of times,'' Group Three chief executive Mal Drury said.
Matches will start at 12.30 with the league tag match between Wingham and Old Bar. The league tag pre-season final featuring Forster-Tuncurry and Taree City will be underway from 1.10 with the under 18.5 clash between Wingham and Old Bar timed for 1.45.