Questions remain over the future of a number of Riverina sporting competitions as peak bodies wait for an updated Public Health Order by the NSW government.
While the region comes out of lockdown on Saturday, no further clarity has been provided.
Deputy premier John Barilaro remained adamant the risk associated with allowing sport to return as per normal was too great.
"We never said at 70 per cent (double vaccination) we could do everything. We need patience, and that's what we're asking for," Barilaro said.
He referred to NSW's current COVID-19 climate as "a tinder box ready to explode".
However there are allowances for pre-ticketed events of up to 500 people as well as for major outdoor recreation facilities, including stadiums and racecourses, to open under the one person per four square metre guidelines for up to 5000 people.
Last year both the AFL Riverina Championships and the Group Nine grand finals were played utilising stadium exemptions.
A NSW Rugby League spokesperson said rule for community sport will be determined by the Public Health Order, which is yet to be released.
"In order to ensure accurate advice is provided to the rugby league community, the NSWRL will provide a further update once the Public Health Order is released," the spokesperson said.
"We appreciate the impact and uncertainty that this period is having on the rugby league community, and community in general, and thank you for your patience."
AFL NSW-ACT also wasn't in a position late on Friday afternoon to make a definitive call on their seasons, as they continue to seek clarification on guidelines.
AFL NSW-ACT's community football manager, for regional NSW and ACT, Marc Geppert told The Daily Advertiser on Thursday they would seek to do so again.
"Until we see what's in the Public Health Order we don't know what the impacts are on community sport yet, and more specifically if community sport can apply for the major recreational facility provision," Geppert said.
However Football Wagga and Southern Inland have called off their seasons.