SAINTS’ first ever trip to Toronto on May 2 could be scuppered as a result of the Coronavirus – even if the Super League competition resumes before then.

All levels of rugby league have been closed down until at least 3 April – but the suspension is expected to be months rather than weeks.

The Wolfpack are in urgent talks with Super League and the Rugby Football League after a travel ban was imposed by the Canadian government threatens their return to the Lamport.

The club’s first three games home against Hull, Wigan and Saints are all due to be played on consecutive Saturdays at the Lamport Stadium in Toronto but the Canadian Government has imposed an indefinite ban on non-US and Canadian citizens flying into the country.

On top of that, the Foreign Office are advising British nationals against all but essential travel to Canada.

Martin Vickers, the Wolfpack’s UK business manager, says the club are not considering switching further games to England but admits there is no simple solution.

“These are critical issues for us,” said Vickers. “It’s a complex situation.

“We’re urgently in dialogue with the governing body and Super League about proceeding with plans around these games.

“We have not contemplated playing games anywhere else but Canada.

“The home games are our sole source of income because, unlike other clubs, we do not receive central distribution and it would be a huge factor if we were to lose the competitive advantage of playing at home.”

On top of that some Saints supporters who have booked to travel in the week building up to the Toronto game have received messages this week from the airline explaining that services will be gradually be suspended until April 30.

Supporters who find their flight cancelled will receive a credit for future travel to be used within 24 months of the original travel date.