Confusion remains over how the English rugby league season will be concluded after yesterday’s RFL meeting passed by without a decision whether promotion and relegation potentially being scrapped being made.

Much to the frustration of clubs like Barrow Raiders, who want their campaign to resume, it is understood no decision will be made until July 23, just over a week before the Super League is due to restart on August 2.

The League Express had been reporting that promotion and relegation between the three professional divisions - Super League, Championship and League 1 - would be ruled out due to the disruption brought about by the coronavirus pandemic.

Many clubs can’t afford to hold home games behind closed doors due to the cost and travel restrictions currently prevent the Super League’s bottom side, Toronto Wolfpack, from playing anywhere.

Should promotion and relegation be scrapped, it is believed lower league clubs would be provided with what would be the equivalent of a ‘parachute payment’ as a sweetener.

Doing so would make it likely that the Betfred Championship and League 1 would not resume, although it could potentially fund an autumn competition between the clubs in the two divisions.

The Raiders have previously made their frustration clear that the RFL hasn’t come up with a ‘roadmap’ for how the campaign could be finished, with them looking to bounce back into the Championship after last year's relegation.