SUPER League clubs due to meet in Huddersfield on Monday were already considering their options before news broke late on Sunday evening that Toronto Wolfpack have suspended training and stood down their entire UK-based staff after four players experienced symptoms of coronavirus.

The Canadian club's action means that their fixture against Wakefield next weekend will almost certainly be postponed and is set to signal a potential shutdown of the league.

A statement from the club read: "We train in an environment where we interact with students and members of the public and we vehemently do not want to act as a possible vector for COVID-19 which is why we have taken this immediate action.

"The health and welfare of our players, staff, fans and partners is always our primary concern."

Catalans Dragons captain Remi Casty has taken matters into his own hands.

He told the Perpignan-based L'Independent newspaper: "I'm not sick, I'm not afraid of being either, but I don't want to catch this virus and pass it on to someone more fragile.

"I have just warned my team-mates and the staff that I will not be present tomorrow (Monday) in training. I made this decision and I will stick to it."

St Helens coach Kristian Woolf called on Super League and the Rugby Football League to make a clear decision on whether the competition will be shut down following his side's defeat to Castleford.

"We can't go week to week wondering what's going on," Woolf said. "We need a really good, strong decision and then we can all crack on and figure out what we have to do with it."