The majority of the Nyngan Tigers board is against the Western Premiership ahead of what could be a crucial Group 11 meeting next weekend.
Group 11 clubs will come together at Narromine on Sunday to discuss matters including the western-wide competition planned for 2022 and NSW Rugby League's recently announced player points system.
The Tigers are yet to nominate for the Western Premiership and club president Glen Neill said he remains "a bit confused" about the proposed competition.
The Premiership will involve first grade and under 18s sides from Group 11 and Group 10 clubs in two separate conferences while reserve grade and league tag sides would be in the Championship, playing within their existing boundaries.
The Nyngan Tigers sent a letter to the Group 11 board late last month stating they would not be nominating for the Premiership until a draw was confirmed and they had the "opportunity to meet with all other clubs to see where everyone stands".
They will get that chance on Sunday but Neill admitted there's no guarantees his club would submit it's nomination afterwards.
"I'll have to talk to the committee again but the majority of the club has said to me they don't want to be in it," he said.
"If we get to the point where there's no choice but to bail out, I don't want that. I still want us part of the strongest comp there is, but I just can't get my head around it."
Should other clubs state they are all in favour of the Western Premiership next year, Neill won't "be a bad loser" but it could lead to some major discussions for the Tigers.
"We'll have to make up our minds about if the club wants to continue in the group. We'll make that decision after this meeting," Neill added.
The Tigers have the support of Group 11 secretary Paul Loxley.
Loxley is one of many who has praised the change of rugby structure to reinvigorate the game in the western area but he said he can understand the current frustration of clubs.
This needed to be set in concrete before now.Glen Neill
"I think a lot of club has reservations. We haven't seen a draw yet," Loxley said.
"I've worked in football clubs most of my life. We definitely haven't got the level of support since COVID.
"There's additional costs, it isn't cheap to run a football club when you're paying first grade players.
"If all clubs can't play, we won't."
The lack of set fixtures and no confirmation on whether NSWRL's new Player Points Index System (PPIS) will be used are two major areas of concern with the proposed 2022 season less than six months away.
Group 11 has never used a players points cap system but Group 10 is a competition which had.
Under the new PPIS, players would be given a numerical value based on their playing history and each club would have a certain limit allowed for each first grade and reserve grade matchday squad.
While NSWRL announced last week it would be used across all competitions from 2022, it is believed it could be another year before it starts for Group 11 clubs.
"This needed to be set in concrete before now," Neill said.
"How do you sign players when you don't know what comp you're in and what points system you have? It looks like we will have this (PPIS) but now it's not worth buying a player who might burn up all your points."
The idea of a combined western competition has been in the works since the release of NSWRL's One Strategic Plan in September of 2020.
The plan was officially announced in March before details of the Western Premiership was released in July.
While fixtures for the Western Premiership and Championship grades are yet to be announced, a draft season calendar for next year has been sent to clubs.
The Premiership would feature 14 rounds and four muster rounds - where sides from opposing conferences go head-to-head - before a four-week finals series culminating in the Premiership grand final on the weekend of September 10.