Roosters vs Seahorses ruled out
NAMBUCCA Heads will still win the Group 2 Rugby League minor premiership but some of the gloss has evaporated since the rug was pulled from under tomorrow's planned clash with Woolgoolga.
Because of rules introduced by delegates at the last annual meeting stating that at least one match must be played in addition to first grade, the visit by the Roosters to the Seahorses has been cancelled.
Nambucca is unable to field a reserve grade team, while Woolgoolga did not participate in the under-18 competition, so the fixture would have been for first grade only.
"We appealed to the Group to allow us to play first grade and they relented," Roosters coach Garren Stig said.
"They left it up to Woolgoolga to make the final decision, as it was their home game, and although we wanted to play they claimed their right that we forfeit.
"It's not an ideal situation, as I had some blokes who needed the hit-out, but it wasn't an absolute necessity, as other boys will be happy about a week's rest."
Woolgoolga's first and reserve grade teams receive competition points on forfeit, while Nambucca earns points for the bye in the junior grade.