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.
The Rugby Football League has confirmed the schedule for the first week of the Super League play-offs.
Huddersfield captain Danny Brough slammed the door shut on England and will revert to representing Scotland in the World Cup.
Leeds Rhinos star Keith Senior has just started a 96 mile challenge, running, cycling and rowing to raise money for the Leeds Rugby Foundation.
He set off from Headingley this morning and will finish tonight outside the Carnegie stadium, where Leeds Rhinos face Hull KR in the Super League.
Australian rugby league side Wests Tigers have confirmed the signing of Hull KR forward Cory Paterson on a one-year deal.
Paterson is leaving Rovers after just a season in the Super League and will join up with Mick Potter's side for the start of the 2014 campaign.
The 26-year-old has previously played for Australian sides Newcastle and North Queensland.
Paul Sykes has signed a new one-year deal with Wakefield. Wildcats. The former England international, who joined the club from Bradford last season, will now remain with the Wildcats until the end of 2014.
Sykes was a key player as Wakefield made the play-offs last season, but has seen his influence diluted this year as a result of a broken leg.
He remains an important player at the Rapid Solicitors Stadium, though, and is pleased to have agreed the deal.
"It's been a bit of an up and down season for me personally and I'm looking forward to starting afresh next year and stay the whole season injury free," he said.
Leeds forward Mitch Achurch has been ruled out for six weeks with a knee injury but should be back for the Super League play-offs after being told he does not need surgery.
The former Penrith second rower dislocated his kneecap and tore ligaments and a section of his quad muscle during last Friday's 19-18 defeat by Warrington.
Leeds coach Brian McDermott said: "Whilst eight weeks is a long lay-off for Mitch, it is good news that he will be back before the end of the season, especially for him personally as he has been showing his best form for us in recent weeks."
Hull KR have given centre or second rower Graeme Horne a new two-year contract that will keep him at Craven Park until the end of 2015.
The 28-year-old, who has made 44 appearances since joining the Robins from Huddersfield in 2012 was out of contract at the end of the year.
"I am over the moon to sign a new two-year deal," he said. "I have had a great two years at the club so far and have really enjoyed it.
"The club have been absolutely great to me. We've got an excellent bunch of lads and it's a pleasure to be here."
Hull KR coach Craig Sandercock said: "Graeme is a real professional who can fill various roles in the side so it's great to have him on board for the next couple of years at least."
Leeds Rhinos centre Joel Moon will lose his ever-present record with the Super League champions after accepting a one-match ban.
The former Salford player, who has appeared in all 20 matches for his new club this year, was charged by the Rugby Football League's match-review panel with a dangerous tackle in last night's 38-28 win over Widnes.
Moon submitted an early-guilty plea to the grade B offence and will miss Sunday's visit to second-placed Huddersfield.
Ben Jones-Bishop is looking forward to making up for lost time with Super League champions Leeds after helping his injury-hit side to a 38-28 win over Widnes.
The 24-year-old winger made a dream return from an eight-month lay-off last night with one of the Rhinos' seven tries as they won one of their two games in hand to climb up to fourth place in the table.
"It was great to be back out there," Jones-Bishop said. "There was a lot of build-up to my comeback.
"It was nice to get the game out of the way and I look forward to cracking on in the weeks ahead.
"I felt like I slotted back in. I felt a bit of cramp but it was a good start and I look forward to building on it."
Jones-Bishop, who was in Leeds' Grand Final-winning team last October, was shocked to be told he had a blood clot in his lungs and, after undergoing treatment, was forced into a lengthy period of rehabilitation, most of it on his own.
Bradford's former England international Chev Walker has signed a new 12-monthcontract with the Bulls, with an option for a further year.
The 30-year-old ex-Leeds and Hull KR centre or back-row forward has appeared in 17 of the club's 20 games so far this season and is delighted to extend his career under Bradford coach Francis Cummins.
"Franny has shown faith in me and I'm more than willing to extend my time here," Walker said. "I feel at home at Bradford and am really enjoying my rugby."
Cummins said: "Chev is an outstanding professional and his experience is immense. He's in the twilight of his career but he lives his life really well with his diet and general lifestyle.
"He's passing that on to his team-mates because he's not prepared to let other people make mistakes, which is a huge thing.
"During pre-season, he just missed out on his personal best for a 40-metre sprint, which he got when he was flying as a young kid.
"He's done really well and is evolving into a middle man whilst trying to learn his trade again."
Huddersfield Giants forward Anthony Mullally has been told he will not face any action over the tackle that left St Helens winger Ade Gardner unconscious during last night's Super League match at the John Smith's Stadium.
The former Widnes prop was penalised and put on report by referee Richard Silverwood following the challenge that knocked out the ball-carrying Gardner two minutes before half-time.
The game was held up for eight minutes while medical staff administered oxygen to the former England winger before he was eventually carried from the field on a stretcher with his head in a neck brace.
A statement issued by the RFL said that Mullally had made contact with Gardner's head, adding:
– Rugby Football League Review Panel
"However, the player makes a legitimate attempt to tackle by wrapping his arms around his opponent who falls significantly into contact."