Super League clubs received a ‘signing-on fee’ of £300,000 from the RFL in February as part of the new television deal with Sky that was announced at the start of the season, it has been revealed.

Clubs will receive another £100,000 in July, giving them a windfall of £400,000 in less than six months.

Bradford have so far received around £250,000 of the £300,000 in two separate payments which have been used to help pay wages in the past two months.

The RFL are holding back the remaining £50,000 until the club’s ownership saga has been resolved.