Group 10 will be sprinkling a little bit of magic on its 2021 season, with confirmation the new draw includes three separate magic rounds in Bathurst, Orange and Mudgee.
Based on the NRL concept where all teams play at the one venue, Group 10's magic rounds will include three premier league games on a Saturday. Lower grade games will be played the next day, on a Sunday.
No doubt a huge boon for the competition a month after both Cowra and Blayney premier league sides pulled the pin, Group 10 chairman Linore Zamparini said "it's something new and we're certainly hoping that it gets plenty of support".
He, however, regrettably announced the cancellation of the Indigenous All Stars clash between Group 10 and Group 11 in 2021.
The new draw does include the regular Group 10 and Group 11 representative games, though, with Saturday, May 22 locked in at Lithgow.
The three magic rounds are spread throughout the draw, with the first being at Glen Willow in Mudgee on May 15. CYMS and Hawks will host the second triple-header round on June 19 at Wade Park before Panthers and St Pat's do the same at Carrington Park on August 7.
Zamparini says the initiative is all part of a strategy to enhance the regional rugby league experience for fans, as well as giving clubs increased financial benefits.
"All the clubs are happy with this idea and it's going to give them a chance to make some extra money," he said.
The decision to cancel the Indigenous All Stars fixture wasn't an easy one, but according to Zamparini Group 11 couldn't field a side.
"They struggled with players and numbers," he said.
"We were having a hard time too but we probably could have made it work. Unfortunately, it's not on the calendar this year which is shame because it's a great fixture."
Another pressing issue at Group 10 headquarters is the 2022 competition structure.
New South Wales Rugby League CEO Dave Trodden is scheduled to meet with the region's stakeholders next Thursday.
"We're still not 100 per cent up to speed on it but we're going to know a lot more about procedure and structure soon," he said.
"All the clubs will be talked to individually. That's not just one or two people at the clubs, that's all the stakeholders involved."
The most-asked question surrounding next year's competition structure is what competition will each team play in.
Zamparini gave a simple answer to that: "Clubs will be able to play wherever they want to.
"We're going to make rugby league available for clubs at all levels," he added.
The Group 10 season will kick-off on April 24-25.
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