IN THE AIR: Stanthorpe and Tenterfield during the 2017 BRL season.
IN THE AIR: Stanthorpe and Tenterfield during the 2017 BRL season. File

Future still teetering for footy competition

RUGBY LEAGUE: The Border Rugby League's future remains on a knife-edge with the Tenterfield Tigers appearing to inch closer to a break away from the competition.

Northern NSW's Group 19 competition is set to expand in 2018 with a second division competition to be introduced.

A six-team format was agreed upon at the group's AGM held on Sunday.

Tenterfield, Bundarra, Bingara, Ashford, Guyra and Uralla are likely to make up the second division with Armidale, Narwan, Inverell, Glen Innes, MacIntyre, Moree Boars and Boomerangs, Tingha and Warialda to make up the A-grade competition.

Newly elected Group 19 president Terry Carson said the Tigers still had to iron out a few details.

"Tenterfield are still up in the air with their players, Minnsy (Tigers president Brendan Minns) wants to come but he just has to convince the players now basically,” Carson said.

BRL president Norm Crisp played down the rumoured move.

"They're not locked in by any means,” Crisp said.

"A lot will depend on what happens at our (BRL) AGM on the 26th (November).

"If we get all the clubs in place then Tenterfield will hopefully come this way again.”

The Gremlins will hold their own meeting at 6.30pm tonight at the clubhouse to discuss committee roles.

"We want all sorts of supporters, players, whoever to turn up to get the club going,” Crisp said.

"Looks like we might have some people to do certain jobs, but the more, the better.”

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