GROUP Three Rugby League has agreed to swap the kick-off times for the first grade preseason games at the Harry Elliott Oval at Tuncurry this Saturday, March 16.
This will enable Wingham officials and players time to prepare for the club's season launch that night at the Wingham Services Club.
The southern preseason final between Wingham and Old Bar will now kick-off at 2.30pm with the Forster-Tuncurry and Taree City trial underway from 3.45pm.
"We consulted all four clubs and they agreed with the change of times,'' Group Three chief executive Mal Drury said.
Matches will start at 12.30pm with the league tag match between Wingham and Old Bar.
The league tag preseason final featuring Forster-Tuncurry and Taree City will be underway from 1.10pm with the under 18.5 clash between Wingham and Old Bar timed for 1.45pm.