POLITICIANS are set to come to rugby league’s aid as it stares into the abyss.

At least one Super League club and several Championship and League One sides face the brink if the game’s shutdown continues long after the current date of April 3.

Sports lawyer Richard Cramer told SunSport it could be ‘weeks’ before outfits start going under without revenue from home matches.

Now the All-Party Parliamentary Rugby League Group has vowed to do all it can to convince the Government to make sure the 13-a-side code does not collapse.

If they do go, a ‘force for good’ will be gone from areas of the country.

Judith Cummins MP, chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group, said: “I will continue to work with the RFL, the clubs, the players’ association, and the Government to support the long-term sustainability of the whole sport.

“This is an extremely difficult time for rugby league as it is for everyone across the country.

"Of course the national public health, including that of rugby league players, fans and others, must be the top priority.

“Rugby league is a force for good in our communities and I know it will play its part in responding responsibly to the public health emergency we face.”

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