Wingham to test Port

THERE'LL be some de ja vu for some members of Wingham's under 18s side as they line up in the major semi-final of the Group Three Rugby League competition against unbeaten Port Macquarie at Wauchope on Sunday.

Last year the Tigers tackled the heavily favoured Taree City in the major semi and came away winners.

However, Wingham then went down to Forster-Tuncurry a fortnight later in the grand final.

Port Macquarie and Wauchope dominated the competition-proper this year but Wingham showed it's anything but a two-horse race by thrashing the Blues 34-10 in preliminary semi-final last Sunday. This was by far Wingham's best display of the season.

Wingham's Shannon Ellem started the first grade elimination semi-final on Saturday before lining up in the 18s match on Sunday. The Sharks also have their share of players who have experienced first grade this year.

Defending premiers Forster-Tuncurry will tackle Wauchope on Saturday. The Hawks scored a hard earned 16-12 win over Old Bar in the elimination match last week.

Games on both days will start at 12.05.