Waratahs captain Sam O'Leary sat out last year's COVID shortened season but remains hopeful a conclusion to this year's can still be reached.
While Southern Inland president Warwick Grant indicated there could be more discussions last week, any further extension to the regional lockdown on Saturday would eclipse the current plans for the competition.
At this stage Waratahs and unbeaten Wagga City are drawn to play off in the grand final at Conolly Rugby Complex on September 25.
The same two teams fought out last year's decider.
O'Leary said the team were keen to push on to try to get the ultimate result this season.
"The boys would be keen to play if it was on but it's just a case of restrictions easing up," O'Leary said.
"We're pretty hamstrung by what SIRU's call is but there is no doubt the boys are still pretty keen to play some football. You just don't know what is going to happen"
Waratahs, or any other club for that matter, haven't been able to get the better of Wagga City in the past two years.
The closest they have come so far is a 19-point loss in the second half of the season.
However O'Leary is confident they can put up a good showing if given the green light to play the grand final.
"We're hungry for it and whether it is this year or we have to come back next year it is something we want to do," he said.
Social media has been an important tool for keeping motivation levels up.
With no avenue to train as a side it provides some sort of link as players train separately in the hopes of being ready for a return.
"The boys are trying to stay positive in case there is any footy and do what they can," O'Leary said.
"There is obviously not a lot of team-based stuff we can be doing."
Waratahs have already had the back end of their season interrupted by wet weather and an unusual draw.
They had three consecutive byes following a 45-26 loss to Wagga City in early July.
The Wagga side then had two games back, a tight loss to Tumut before a big win over Griffith, before lockdown started three weeks ago.
Coach Michael Davis admitted more time off would only make things harder to come back from.
"It will be very difficult to keep extending and extending," Davis said.
"Especially for the players but if they are trying to get a grand final in they will try to do it."
The Waratahs women's side is also still in the hunt for their first premiership.
They will face Griffith in the decider after the two teams had a draw in their last outing.