WHAT about the Ashes?

The NRL in Australia has announced a return to action on May 28, with a 20-round series that will end with a Grand Final on October 25.

And then the State of Origin Series will run over three consecutive weeks in November.

The England versus Australia Ashes series set for Bolton on October 31, Elland Road (Leeds) on November 7 and the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium (London) on November 14 will therefore have to be pushed back or cancelled.

And, of course, we are yet to see when and how Super League resumes and how it fits into any such calendar that would allow for the Ashes series.