Decision expected today on Group Three semifinal venue

GROUP Three Rugby League officials expect to know today (Monday) where Saturday’s minor semifinals will be played.

The matches should be played Port Macquarie Regional Stadium following Port Macquarie’s loss to Macleay Valley in the preliminary semifinal on Sunday.

However, Group Three chief executive Barrie Smith said the stadium has been booked by the Group Three Junior Rugby League for its semifinals. Mr Smith is confident this will be resolved today. Sunday’s major semi-finals will be at Port Macquarie Regional Stadium.

Week one finals results were:

Elimination semi-finals at the Jack Neal Oval, Taree

First grade: Taree City 24 defeated Old Bar 20

Reserve grade: Macleay Valley 16 defeated Taree City 14

Under 18s: Wauchope 18 defeated Forster-Tuncurry 10

League tag: Wauchope 18 defeated Taree City 12

Preliminary semi-finals at Kempsey

First grade: Macleay Valley 40 defeated Port Macquarie 32

Reserve grade: Wingham 40 defeated Port Macquarie 12

Under 18s: Taree City 30 defeated Old Bar 14

League tag: Old Bar 12 defeated Forster-Tuncurry 6.

Saturday August 12 venue to be confirmed

League tag: 10.55am Forster-Tuncurry v Wauchope

Under 18s: noon Old Bar v Wauchope

Reserve grade: 1.25pm Port Macquarie v Macleay Valley

First grade: 3pm Port Macquarie v Taree City

Sunday August 13 Regional Stadium Port Macquarie

League tag: 10.55am Port City v Old Bar

Under 18s: noon Macleay Valley v Taree City

Reserve grade: 1.25pm Port City v Wingham

First grade: 3pm  Port City v Macleay Valley