A GENERAKL meeting of Group Three Rugby League clubs on Wednesday, May 25 will determine the fate of last weekend's round called off due to wet weather.
"We will be discussing the issue of postponed matches and the course of action regarding matches from last weekend's washout and the possibility of further disruptions due to the unforeseen weather conditions,'' group chief executive Mal Drury said in an e-mail to clubs.
Chairman, Wayne Bridge said the possibility of putting the competition back a further week to slot in the round would be discussed. Mr Bridge confirmed the round could be scrapped.
The group has already added an extra week to the competition after matches set down for the original set for the opening round on April 30/May 1 were called off due to a lack of available fields. Only two games were then played on May 7 and 8 for the same reason.
Taree City, Old Bar, Wingham and Port City are yet to play a match.
The grand final is now due to be played on Saturday, September 17.
"The way things are going we'll be a summer sport,'' Mr Bridge quipped.
He revealed the group looked at playing matches last Saturday and Sunday at Tuncurry and the Jack Neal Oval. The Wingham/Wauchope encounter set down for Wauchope would be been at Taree on Saturday with the Bulls hosting Macleay Valley on Sunday at Taree. Old Bar would have played Port City at Tuncurry on Saturday with Forster-Tuncurry's game against Port Sharks would have been moved to Tuncurry from Port Macquarie on Sunday.
"However, the clubs (Forster-Tuncurry and Taree City) said the grounds weren't in a suitable condition to play games on both days,'' he added.
Mr Bridge said it was then the decision was made to can the entire round.
All grounds in the Port Macquarie Hastings Council and Kempsey Shire areas were shut last weekend after the rain returned late in the week. Tuncurry was still open while Taree City has the say as to whether the Jack Neal Oval is playable. The Bulls lease the field from Taree Leagues and Sports Club.
In games this Saturday Taree City will play Forster-Tuncurry at the Neal Oval while Port Sharks meet Wauchope at the Port Regional Stadium. On Sunday Wingham hosts Old Bar while Macleay Valley will be at home to Port City.
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