The Narrabri Blue Boars will go in search of their 13th first grade grand final win in the 2018 rugby union season.
However, there will be more competition standing in the side’s way.
In December last year both Central North Rugby Union and New England Rugby Union voted to merge into one competition.
It is understood that the first grade competition will feature 14 teams.
There will also be second and third grade competitions, a ladies’ division, and the youth competitions.
There has been a major change within the Narrabri club, with James Kahl stepping into the role of president, replacing 2017 president Paul Sloman.