GROUP Three Rugby League has dropped one round to make a spare weekend for postponed games.
The matches will now be played the weekend of July 31/August 1 with the season-proper now back to 16 rounds from 17.
Two matches had to be postponed last month - Wingham/Macleay Valley at Wingham and Old Bar/Port City at Old Bar. The Wingham/Macleay game has been called off twice because the Wingham Sporting Complex has been too wet for play.
Group Three chief executive Mal Drury said unsettled weather is predicted to continue this month so there could be more disruptions.
This group has already been forced to switch fixtures from the Port Macquarie Regional Stadium for the next two weeks as the stadium is being used as a COVID-19 testing clinic.
The games, both involving Port Macquarie Sharks, will be played at Wauchope.
Group Three originally revised the season's draw following March's floods, putting the starting date back to Saturday May 1. This meant there were no free weekends for postponed games after the June long weekend.
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