The NRL are considering buying a stake or the entirety of Super League, according to The Australian.
It’s reported the NRL and ARL Commission have have asked an investment firm to look into the idea which would see them take control of the world’s two major rugby league competitions.
The commission want to ensure the sport continues to grow globally by making Super League more financially stable moving forward.
A number of clubs in England are currently suffering unprecedented challenges following a disruptive season that has seen no fans attend games since March.
There is still no sign when supporters will be allowed back into stadiums and despite a £16m government loan to the sport in May, many clubs are struggling to survive.
The NRL are expected to weigh up the pros and cons before making a decision, with Super League’s position on the matter unclear at this stage.
You can read this story in The Australian here.