Newcastle Eagles could yet enter next season's EuroChallenge Cup.
The club's owner Paul Blake has told The Journal that the Eagles have raised the £20,000 bond required to take part.
"There are people working behind the scenes who I can’t name yet but who have been very supportive of our attempts to go into Europe and I would like to do it for them," he said.
"I’m not sure yet whether we would be able to strengthen the team in order to play in Europe, that will depend on various other issues, but my feeling is that we need to do it and see how it works."
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