Leeds Rhinos boss Gary Hetherington blasted 6 of his rival Super League chiefs after they thwarted a move to heal the rift in the game.
Melbourne Storm have regained Rugby League's World Club Challenge title after beating Leeds Rhinos 18-14.
Three new laws will be trialled at the Boxing Day challenge match at Headingley between Leeds Rhinos and Wakefield Trinity Wildcats.
Huddersfield coach Paul Anderson is set to stick with the side that lost at Widnes, with Kyle Wood continuing to deputise for injured hooker Shaun Lunt.
England forward Jamie Jones-Buchanan will make his first appearance of the season for Leeds after overcoming a torn calf muscle. There is still no place for winger Ben Jones-Bishop.
Bradford Bulls have signed Leeds Rhinos' rising star Liam Sutcliffe on a short term deal.
The 19 year old scored seven tries in 18 appearances last season and is set to play a key role for the troubled Bulls.
“Liam is a hugely-talented player and we are delighted to have him on board,” said Bradford boss Francis Cummins.
"Our current predicament is being well documented and I would like to take this opportunity to thank Leeds Rhinos for offering us a helping hand."
Leeds Rhinos hope to have the services of captain Kevin Sinfield, who has scored points in all 19 of the Rhinos' meetings with the Catalan Dragons since 2006 but limped out of their win over Warrington last Friday.
The Rhinos are favourites to make it three consecutive victories at Stade Gilbert Brutus but full-back Zak Hardaker, their two-try hero against the Wolves, is expecting a backlash from the hosts following their hammering at Castleford.
"It's a really hostile environment down there," Hardaker said. "They really do fancy their chances at home and they will be trying to put things right."
Leeds captain Kevin Sinfield is a surprise inclusion in the Rhinos' 19-man squad to travel to Perpignan on Friday after initially being ruled out of the game against Catalan Dragons with an ankle injury.
The England skipper was expected to be sidelined for a fortnight after limping out of his side's win over Warrington last Friday.
"Kev recovered really well over the weekend," coach Brian McDermott said.
"It was a reasonable twist there and a roll of his ankle. But he's responded really well to treatment and Kev is frantically doing everything he can to try and get it right for Friday.
"Our initial findings after the game meant I honestly thought it would be two weeks but he's got a chance for Friday."
McDermott has drafted 19-year-old stand-off Liam Sutcliffe into his squad as cover for Sinfield.
Leeds back-row forward Stevie Ward is set to make his first appearance since April against Warrington after completing his recovery from a shoulder injury.
He will take over from Liam Sutcliffe in the only probable change to the team that opened the season with a 34-6 win at Hull KR.
Kallum Watkins makes his 100th appearance for the club.
Tomorrow's U19 game due to take place at West Hull ARLFC has been postponed due to a waterlogged pitch, no new date as yet
England forward Carl Ablett has become the latest Leeds player to commit his long-term future to the Rhinos.
The 28-year-old second-rower has agreed a new five-year contract which will keep him at Headingley until the end of 2018.
Ahead of the new Super League season Leeds Rhinos head coach Brian McDermott says he is already planning ahead for life without a number of key players.
The Rhinos have won five Super League titles in the past seven years and players like Jamie Peacock, Rob Burrow, Kevin Sinfield and Jamie Jones-Buchanan have been central to that success.
McDermott admits they can't go on forever and says the club have measures in place to ensure they're prepared when these players retire:
England international Jamie Jones-Buchanan has committed his future to Leeds Rhinos, his home town club.
The 32-year-old has signed a three year deal, extending a career in which he has made 307 appearances since 1999 for the Rhinos. In that time he has one three World Club Challenges and six Super League titles.
Jones-Buchanan is said to be excited about the new season and the competition created by the new Super League format which will see two teams relegated at the end of the season.
Leeds have confirmed that three of their young players will spend the 2014 season on loan at London.
Nineteen-year-olds James Duckworth and Thomas Minns, along with 20-year-old Alex Foster, are all heading to help out the depleted Broncos.
Tony Rea's squad has been decimated because of the financial uncertainty which has engulfed the club over the last six months.
The Australian started the rebuilding job on Monday with the capture of Hull KR's George Griffin and Leeds have now confirmed the reports that their trio are also heading south.
All three players made their Super League debuts for Leeds last season and have long-term contracts with the Yorkshire side.
Second-rower Foster made nine appearances, winger Duckworth two and back Minns three in 2013.