JOHN Kear believes boxing promoter Eddie Hearn can breathe new "dynamism" into rugby league.

The Matchroom Sport supremo has met with the Rugby Football League amid suggestions that he wants to overhaul the sport.

Hearn's father Barry has rejuvenated darts and snooker and he has indicated that he would like to get involved with the 13-man code.

Bulls coach Kear is not sure how the game's current set-up would accommodate outside influence – but would welcome the expertise that Hearn would bring in raising the profile.

Kear said: "I think there's a possibility for that. Obviously Eddie Hearn and his dad are very good at what they do.

"They are successful businessmen as boxing promoters but they've taken over the sports of snooker and darts and transformed them.

"Simply by how the RFL is set up with the member clubs, you wouldn't be able to come in and take over this sport.

"The governing body is accountable to each individual club, so it would be a different situation.

"But I do think someone like Eddie Hearn can offer some dynamism and enthusiasm and a fresh pair of eyes looking to reinvent certain aspects of this sport.

"Certainly, with the marketing side of rugby league, they could make it more popular."

Hearn claims he can change the face of the game "quite easily" to attract more national attention and make the Super League superstars household names beyond the current supporter base.

Kear agrees that this influence could create extra interest but is not sure that would extend to more wanting to take up a sport that "hurts".

"It's an easy game to understand and that may well be how we get more viewers and greater spectator appeal," said the Bulls boss.

"But it's a really tough game to play and that's why I think it's so hard to spread participation-wise.

"When you start getting towards a higher level, it hurts. You've got to be a special person who will roll his sleeves up and carry the ball into a 25-30mph collision.

"There's no doubt in my mind it's much more of a collision sport than rugby union.

"There are more of them for a start because there are more one-on-one, two-on-one, three-on-one tackles and the intensity is greater, because in rugby union all they are trying to do is find the floor to present the ball and keep the phases going.

"It's a pretty tough game to play and it's a tough game for decision-making.

"You're making decisions when your skill is put under pressure. That tends to be the difference between northern lads who have played it from six or seven and athletes who come into the game a bit later on.

"The decision-making always tends to be a bit better with the lads who have played a lot longer and have grown up with it."