THE GROUP 2 premiership will be remain a nine team title chase after delegates met at the annual conference.

Chief administrator Jim Anderson said a rumoured bid for inclusion by former club Macleay Valley didn't materialise, while Lower Clarence Magpies showed no interest in following the moves south by the Ghosts and Rebels.

"There was a bit of noise before the meeting about the Mustangs, but nothing occurred," Anderson said.

"They were expelled by Group 3 and lodged an appeal to Country Rugby League, but nobody seems to know where that finished up.

"As for Lower Clarence, they are over their financial problems and are building up in strength, but for the foreseeable future intend to remain up north in the NRRRL and climb up the ladder again."

The audited balance sheet also shows Group 2 is in a sound financial position after several seasons of falling revenues.

"Building up some reserves hasn't been easy and I want delegates to remember that and not start throwing money around," Anderson warned.

"You never know when a rainy day is around the corner."



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