Tenterfield Tigers are seeking to join the revived Border Rivers competition

SWITCHING IT UP: The Tenterfield Tigers are seeking a competition transfer to the newly-formed Border Rivers competition.
SWITCHING IT UP: The Tenterfield Tigers are seeking a competition transfer to the newly-formed Border Rivers competition.

The Tenterfield Tigers are on the move once again, pending NSW Rugby League's decision.

The Tigers are aiming to once again leave the Group 19 competition in favour of a revived Border competition.

The new Border Rivers competition will see four clubs - Tenterfield, Goondiwindi, Stanthorpe and Inglewood - line up.

But it all depends on a decision from their application sent to NSWRL.

Tigers president David Landers said they are hoping to be granted a release with the lower kilometre count a significant factor in their reasoning to leave.

"It hasn't been approved by NSWRL yet," he said.

"Group 19 have voted that could leave and we are still waiting on NSWRL.

"He must be pretty busy, [NSWRL Regional Area Manager] Scott Bone, we sent him an email asking for release but we haven't heard anything back yet."

The Tigers are also hoping to bring on a plethora of young players and Landers believes they would thrive in the smaller Border competition as opposed to Group 19.

"It is going to be a shortened comp and less travel," he said.

"Because going the other way I don't think we would have handled the travel.

We have some good, young players but I don't think they would have competed really well.

"I think we would have ended up folding."

When the Tigers opted to depart the now-defunct Border League competition in 2018, one of the reasons was the fact Group 19 featured a league tag for female players.

Landers said the Border Rivers committee is looking at introducing a women's competition.

"They are hoping we are going to have a league tag there as well," he said.

"The three out of those four teams are going to have a league tag side as well which is encouraging."

At this stage, the competition is pencilled in to start in mid-May and will run in a shorter format, which Landers welcomed.

"In Central Queensland they tried a shortened competition and it went really well," he said.

"People thrived on that 10 or 12 weeks and then done and dusted."

The club is aiming to have a sign-on day in March.