The Hunter Sports Group is maintaining its cool after the Australian Tax Office has sought action against the organisation, insisting it’s business as usual for its Newcastle NRL and Soccer clubs.

Documents filed to the Federal Court by the ATO say the Knights and the Jets owe approximately 2.7-million dollars.

The Knights and Jets could be placed into liquidation over debts piling up under owner, Nathan Tinkler.

A HSG spokesperson says they are surprised by the ATO’s move and will pay outstanding fees as soon as possible, and prior to the reported hearing date in February.