After six hours of discussions at the John Smith's Stadium, both the Rugby Football League and Super League clubs looked to have agreed to postpone all levels of the game until April 3rd.
The lowest ranked Super League sides entered the Coral Challenge Cup at the Fifth Round stage with League One and Championship sides looking for a good home tie.
All Betfred Championship sides, barring Toulouse Olympique, entered the Coral Challenge Cup at the Fourth Round stage as the British Army and community side Underbank Rangers enter unknown territory.
With the fixtures for the upcoming Championship season having been released this afternoon, we look at the opening weekend and other big games throughout the season.
The second round draw for the 1895 Cup took place this afternoon, and a few tasty ties were drawn out of the bag.
The Draw for the Coral Challenge Cup Sixth Round took place this evening, with the remaining Super League sides entering the competition.
The fifth round features Championship and League 1 clubs, alongside the bottom four ranked clubs from last year’s Super League.
The new holding company, Widnes Rugby League Club Limited, has already been registered with Companies House.