Football officials will take stock of the Farrer League on Friday after days of upheaval just one week out from the start of the season.
After Barellan's withdrawal last month was followed by Coleambally's exit on Wednesday night, The Rock-Yerong Creek was waiting for a club meeting last night to formally declare its hand for 2020.
The Magpies' withdrawal would reduce the league to six teams, including Charles Sturt University, which is also facing some pressure on numbers following the closure of the NSW-Victoria border this week.
Farrer League president David Oehm said the league will talk to clubs.
"We'll reassess the situation on Friday," Oehm said.
TRYC co-president Mark Driscoll was unable to comment before the Magpies' meeting. The 'Pies were one of the first clubs to publicly express reservations about a season, citing community safety concerns.
Despite concern about numbers, they committed to a season when almost all clubs were keen to forge ahead and looked to have hit the jackpot when border players went in search of a game after the Ovens and Murray, Hume, and Tallangatta leagues were cancelled.
Rising coronavirus cases in Victoria this week forced AFL Riverina to ban Victorian residents while the NSW premier then warned against any travel between Wagga and Albury, ruling out more Farrer League players, particularly at TRYC.
CSU hope to still field two grades of football while the other five Farrer League clubs are preparing to play but unease is growing.
"As a footy club, we want to play footy but it's the welfare of everyone, including the club, that comes first," East Wagga-Kooringal president Steve Absolum said.
"Yes players want to play but we also have to take into account everything else as well. The financial impact of a short season on the club, especially if not all clubs have firsts and reserves or 17s... I'm also worried about the brand of the Farrer League and the damage we could do.
"We want to play as much as anyone, but this is a unique situation. I don't know the right answer. And the landscape is changing day by day and hour by hour."
The NSW government said the state is on high alert and the public should be prepared for new restrictions if there's community transmission in Albury.