While there was some hope of season for the sides involved in the ProTen Community Cup those hopes were dashed on Monday.
The ProTen board held a meeting last Tuesday where the Goolgowi Rabbitohs, Barellan Rams and Hillston Bluebirds signalled they would be sitting out the 2020 season. Still, the remaining three sides held hope there would be a competition of some description.
"We had a couple of ideas thrown at us, and we could have had the chance to play a couple of Group 20 clubs," ProTen president Josh Robertson said.
"We each took the idea back to our individual clubs and spoke to the players and committee."
Unfortunately, Ivanhoe decided to withdraw from the season after taking the ideas back to there club.
"Ivanhoe decided not to go ahead with it, so they have now pulled out. Just because of the amount of work that would have had to go into it," he said.
"With that Rankin Springs and Narrandera decided to pull the pin as well.
"A lot of blokes are seasonal workers, and for the majority of us, it made more sense to wait until next year. We aren't the only competition that has had to pull the pin this year, and it's a shame, but it is what it is."
Robertson did say Narrandera and Rankin Springs were looking at potentially playing games against sides from around the area.
"From what Jamie (Parsons) said Springs are going to get a couple of games potentially against West Wyalong and just put it out there to have games against a few clubs," he said.
Another idea that was floated at the meeting was holding a knockout event later in the year, and Robertson said the reaction to that was positive.
"We did mention it at our meeting the other night, but nothing is set in cement," he said.
"We still have to talk to Dave Skinner and Ian Sutherland (NSWRL) about it and get their thoughts on it.
"Everyone jump on board with the idea and maybe with the tough year Goolgowi has had, they have suffered a couple of losses in their community, and we were trying to do something for them. Maybe it would boost them and give them something to look forward to."