New Bulls can finish season

Super League will allow Bradford Bulls to finish the season as a new company even if the club goes into liquidation in coming weeks, so that results from this year would not have to be expunged – the four-time Super League champions are ninth in the table with nine games left.

The club's licence would then be reviewed at the end of the season.

A Rugby Football League spokesman said: "We are working with the administrators to help Bradford Bulls out of administration." Administrators have warned that the club faces "extinction" if a buyer is not found within nine days.