COMMITTED: Tenterfield's Brendan Minns, James Kelly (Killarney), David Ball (Stanthorpe), Adam Genninges (Tenterfield), John Towels (Killarney) and BRL chairman Norm Crisp met on Sunday to discuss the rugby league competition's future.
COMMITTED: Tenterfield's Brendan Minns, James Kelly (Killarney), David Ball (Stanthorpe), Adam Genninges (Tenterfield), John Towels (Killarney) and BRL chairman Norm Crisp met on Sunday to discuss the rugby league competition's future. Matthew Purcell

BRL's state of limbo rolls on

THE question of Where to Next? for the Border Rugby League has gone unanswered once again.

A decision over the competition's future has been deferred another week after their "D-Day” meeting on Sunday was poorly attended.

Representation from the Inglewood Roosters was non-existent, meaning the meeting was unable to reach a quorum.

"Unfortunately we couldn't have our BRL AGM this morning (Sunday) due to a lack of numbers with Inglewood and Killarney unable to form committees,” BRL chairman Norm Crisp said.

"Those clubs couldn't affiliate with the BRL and therefore we didn't have enough voting rights.

"We've called another meeting for Wednesday, December 6. Hopefully in the next week we can get Inglewood and Killarney committees formed.

"Inglewood had a third attempt yesterday (Saturday) for an AGM and they had one person turn up,” he said. Each committee requires three executives plus additional workers.

"Stanthorpe's right now and Tenterfield's right.”

David Ball has put his hand up once again for the Gremlins president role, while Nicola Cobon and Brooke Dowie will fill the treasurer and secretary roles.

"Texas inform me they have the numbers to reform for next year. They've got people to go on their committee so they have been asked to have an AGM and get their books audited in the next week so they can turn up on December 6 as well and have voting rights.

"From that point of view Stanthorpe, Tenterfield and Texas... we've got three clubs in but we need a fourth.”

Norm said Tenterfield remain a 50-50 chance with the possibility of them heading south to the Group 19 competition still a reality.

"His (Tenterfield Tigers president Brendan Minns) personal feeling is if we can get four teams committed to the BRL then they'll stay here. "Obviously with only three teams they'll go to Group 19. Killarney are very long odds at this stage... think we've got a bigger chance of getting Inglewood up and running.”

Without a BRL competition, Mr Crisp said C grade Toowoomba Rugby League would be Stanthorpe's only other alternative.

"Think if they want to play rugby league they'll go anywhere.”

Mr Crisp said December 6 is "crunch day”.

"I'd like to think a positive decision could be made on that day.”

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