Hawks ready for Tigers task

The Forster Tuncurry Hawks will look to get their 2017 Group Three Rugby League season off on the right foot when they host the Wingham Tigers this Sunday at Harry Elliot Oval in Tuncurry.

On the charge: Hawks centre Brayden Wynter runs the ball into the Tigers defence line during a match last year. The two sides meet in round one this Sunday.

On the charge: Hawks centre Brayden Wynter runs the ball into the Tigers defence line during a match last year. The two sides meet in round one this Sunday.

League tag will kick off the day at 11.30am, followed by under 18.5 at 12.35pm, reserves at 1.50pm before first grade at 3.15pm.

The Hawks featured in last season’s finals series but were knocked out by Taree City in the elimination semi final.

Old Bar and Port Macquarie will open the Group Three season at Old Bar on Saturday.

On Sunday, Taree City will host Macleay Valley while Wauchope and Port City will meet at Wauchope.

The first competition round was set for the weekend of April 8 and 9, however, no play was possible because of on-going wet weather.

These games will now be played on the June long weekend.

In the initial draw Group Three was to play Group Two in representative fixtures this Saturday.

However, this has now been postponed due to the lack of football played in Group Three.

All club matches were set for Sunday.