RUGBY league clubs are hoping to hear positive news about possible government aid within the next couple of weeks.

Officials from the Championship and League One, including the Bulls and Keighley Cougars, voiced their concerns in conference calls with the RFL yesterday.

And those worries will be relayed by the all-party Parliamentary group that will be lobbying the government for financial support.

Bulls part-owner Mark Sawyer, who took part in the debate, said: “It went okay but it’s obviously a very difficult situation.

“The RFL are talking with the government about helping the game. We’re not playing until at least April, and it will probably be longer, and there is essential aid needed for the sport.

“All our income streams, at each and every club, are totally chopped off and obviously our running expenses remain the same.

“The RFL are hoping for positive news before the end of the month.

“The game is clearly going to be off for a set amount of time and all clubs within rugby league, like the lower-league football clubs, are in the same position.

“There are a lot of people who are going to lose their jobs and sport is going to be flattened. It’s just unbelievable.

“The government has got to make some difficult decisions. But until we get that information back, we don’t know where we are.”

John Kear held a meeting with his squad last night to discuss the possibility of suspending training for the time being. The Championship is currently on hold until April 5.