The future of the 2020 Intrust Super Cup will be decided at a Queensland Rugby League board meeting on Tuesday night.
The extraordinary meeting, in the wake of the unfolding coronavirus situation, will determine the immediate future of all competitions under the QRL’s jurisdiction.
In a phone hook-up on Monday afternoon all Intrust Super Cup clubs were told that the possible suspension of the competition was on the table.
While the NRL will go ahead with playing Telstra Premiership games in front of empty stadiums there is a question over where that is a viable option in the Intrust Super Cup.
The PNG Hunters are still in Queensland and are awaiting the decision of the QRL board.
Earlier, it was announced that the Hunters' Intrust Super Cup team would follow the New Zealand Warriors' lead and remain in Australia after opening their season with a close win over Souths Logan Magpies in Brisbane on Sunday afternoon
The PNG side's second round clash against the Townsville Blackhawks was scheduled to be held at Port Moreby's PNG Football Stadium next Sunday.
The Warriors committed to remaining in Australia for at least this week, basing themselves in northern NSW ahead of playing their round-two game against Canberra at the Gold Coast's Cbus Super Stadium, after the New Zealand government on Saturday introduced travel restrictions to combat the spread of the coronavirus.
However, they have left open the possibility of returning home after the Raiders clash.
NSWRL officials are trying to resolve the predicament facing its Canterbury Cup competition after the Warriors team flew back to New Zealand on Sunday. With anyone entering New Zealand now having to face a 14-day self-isolation period, the Warriors will be unable to host matches.
They lost 20-16 to the Knights in Newcastle on Saturday and were scheduled to play Canberra's feeder side, Mounties, at Auckland's North Harbour Stadium next Saturday.
The NSWRL is yet to officially announce how its competition will proceed with meetings to be held on Tuesday after CEO David Trodden returned from Fiji.