All year there have been two competitions underway in the First Division, and that fact was illustrated again in this weekend’s penultimate round.
Wee Waa forfeited to North Tamworth while Gunnedah beat South West 94-0 at home.
The Robins only fielded 10 players and the match was abandoned early in the second half.
In the other match, Narrabri beat Collegian 56-14.
If Collegian get the points against Wee Waa next round, they will finish in fourth place and play the third-placed team in the knockout semi-final.
Norths will secure the minor premiership with a win over South West at Jack Woolaston Oval on Saturday, with the match taking on extra significance as a Bears Old Boys day.
Gunnedah’s home clash against Narrabri on Sunday is expected to decide who finishes second.
In Second Division, there is also one round to go.
Kootingal-Moonbi and Barraba will finish first and second. Bendemeer is in third place two points ahead of fourth-placed Manilla and fifth-placed Bundarra and four points ahead of sixth-placed Boggabri.