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.
New Leeds signing Andy Yates will miss the start of the 2014 Super League season after rupturing his Achilles just four weeks into his career at Headingley.
The St Helens-born prop, who has joined the Rhinos from Hunslet, is facing a six month lay-off after undergoing surgery this week.
Wakefield have signed Leeds hooker Paul McShane on a two year deal.
The 24 year-old will plug the gap created by the departure to Leeds of Papua New Guinea hooker Paul Aiton after the clubs agreed an undisclosed transfer fee.
McShane made 63 appearances in an eight seasons at Headingley and briefly played under Wildcats head coach Richard Agar during a loan spell at Hull in 2010.
McShane is Wakefield's fourth new signing for 2014 squad following the recruitment of his former Leeds team-mate Richard Moore, Daniel Smith (South Sydney) and Scott Anderson (Brisbane).
Wakefield Wildcats have signed former England Academy international Paul McShane from Leeds Rhinos.
The 24-year-old hooker has penned a two year deal after the move from Headingley for an undisclosed fee.
McShane, played 63 games for the Rhinos , making his debut for the club in 2009.
He was part of the team that defeated the Manly Sea Eagles to lift the Wolrd Club Challenge in 2012.
McShane, who has previously worked under Wakefield head coach Richard Agar on a loan spell at Hull FC, is the latest ex Rhino to move to the Rapid Solicitors Stadium following the likes of Ali Lauititi, Lee Smith and , most recently, Richard Moore.s the
Leeds United and Leeds Rhinos have agreed a partnership which will see the clubs work closer than ever before.
The club's chief executives Paul Hunt and Gary Hetherington say they want to increase local participation in sport.
Leeds Rhinos forward Carl Ablett has been called into the 19-man England Squad to face New Zealand on Saturday.
He replaces Castleford Tigers half-back Rangi Chase.
Melbourne Storm half-back Gareth Widdop has also been called up to replace Wigan Warriors hooker Michael McIlorum ahead of the semi-final at Wembley Stadium on Saturday.
Leeds Rhinos have signed Papua New Guinea hooker Paul Aiton from Wakefield Wildcats for an undisclosed fee.
28-year-old Aiton, who was Wakefield’s Player of the Year last season, will join Rhinos on a three year contract.
He’s also set to lead Papua New Guinea in their Rugby League World Cup clash with World Champions New Zealand at Headingley Carnegie this Friday.
Leeds have agreed a request from hooker Paul McShane to be released from the last two years of his contract.
McShane, 23, who came through the club's academy system, has made 63 appearances for the Rhinos since 2006, and was part of the team that claimed the World Club Challenge with victory over Manly Sea Eagles in 2012.
However McShane, who has been out on loan at Hull and Widnes, finished the 2013 season playing on a dual registration with Hunslet.
McShane's departure is expected to pave the way for the arrival of Wakefield's Papua New Guinea hooker Paul Aiton.
– Spokesman for Leeds Rhinos
"Leeds Rhinos have announced that they have agreed to hooker Paul McShane's request to be released from the remainder of his contract."
Leeds Rhinos' Ryan Hall knows he cannot rely solely on past glory but he will be aiming to consolidate his reputation as the world's best winger when he goes up against Australia on Saturday.
England's World Cup opener against the Kangaroos at the Millennium Stadium will bring the memories flooding back of Hall's finest hour, his superbly-executed two-try display against them in the Four Nations Series at Wembley two years ago.
It elevated him onto the world stage and he confirmed his status shortly afterwards with a 95-metre try against Australian champions Manly Sea Eagles to help Leeds become world club champions.
Hall, who has scored 13 tries in 15 appearances for his country, is hoping once more to be in the spotlight and was ready for the obvious question at an England media session at Loughborough University.
"A lot of people have mentioned the tries I scored in 2011 at Wembley," he said. "Obviously that was a great stepping stone in my life. It kind of set the ball rolling for a lot of things happened quickly after that with my profile being lifted.
"So obviously there are fond memories from a personal aspect but the objective was to win the game and obviously we didn't do that. Hopefully there is no better stage to put that right this year."
Leeds have handed centre Jimmy Keinhorst a new three-year contract that will keep him at Headingley until the end of the 2016 season.
The 23 year-old German international, who played for the Rhinos in the 2012 Challenge Cup final at Wembley while still a student at Leeds Metropolitan University, spent much of the 2013 season on a dual registration at Hunslet, where he scored 13 tries in 15 appearances.