IT seems increasingly likely Saints will play behind closed doors when the Super League season swings back into action.

And they could feature in multiple games at the same stadium over a weekend to save on costs.

The season is currently suspended indefinitely due to the coronavirus pandemic, though the Rugby Football League were part of a multi-sport discussion with the Government on how to resume the action.

Ralph Rimmer, chief executive of the RFL, said:”Clearly we want to get on the field as soon as possible.

“It is part of the recovery of the nation’s psyche to see sport again and we have a responsibility to deliver it but I can’t deliver something that is out of my hands.

“But we do have models for every eventuality. It’s really important that we maintain our blue-ribboned events.

“Sky have been fantastically supportive so far. On the modelling aspects we have discussed with them how we can deliver in innovative ways the content they are looking for and hopefully in a very efficient way.

“Sky have been supportive and at the heart of how we might go forward, as have the BBC, they are both important partners to us.

“It depends on the length of lockdown but certainly the possibility of playing multiple games at single venues is an option in how we re-emerge in the first instance.”