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.
The Huddersfield Giants will go into the end of season play-offs as winners of the Super League Leaders Shield, after their 40-0 win against Wakefield clinched top spot in the table. It was their first major trophy for 51 years, and owner and Chairman Ken Davy told Calendar it's just the start.
Hull KR have signed Canterbury Bulldogs half-back Kris Keating as the successor to outgoing captain Michael Dobson.
The 24-year-old Keating will join the Robins in the autumn on a three-year contract.
He will be a straight replacement for the 27-year-old Dobson, who has secured a release in order to return to the NRL with Newcastle Knights.
– Mike Smith , Hull KR chief executive
Kris is a very good player and a nice bloke who'll bring a lot to the club, both on and off the field.
"We're delighted that we've managed to secure his signature and I'm sure our supporters will take to him pretty quickly."
Keating, a former Australian schoolboy international, started his career with Parramatta in 2008 and went on to make 41 appearances for the Eels before joining the Bulldogs ahead of the 2011 season. He was in the side that lost to Melbourne Storm in last year's Grand Final.
– Kris Keating, new Hull KR signing
It's a new challenge for me and one that I need.
"I was just plugging away at the Bulldogs when my manager told me that Hull KR were interested and I've always had a keen interest in the Super League and know quite a few of the boys who are playing over in England.
"They all have nothing but good things to say about the competition and now feels like the right time to come over and test myself in the Super League.
"I've done a fair bit of research on Hull KR and the city itself and am really excited about coming over, as is my fiancee. We just can't wait to get over there and get started."
Former Great Britain rugby league international Stuart Fielden has announced his retirement from the game with immediate effect after struggling to overcome a knee problem.
The 33-year-old former Bradford and Wigan prop, who joined Huddersfield at the start of the season, will remain at the John Smith's Stadium as part of head coach Paul Anderson's backroom team.
Fielden, who is still the game's most expensive player following his move to Wigan from Bradford for a transfer fee of around #440,000 in 2006, appeared in nine of the Giants' opening 11 matches of Super League XVIII before picking up a knee injury at Castleford in April.
The knee then became infected and Fielden has decided to hang up his boots.
Castleford Tigers have confirmed that stand off Rangi Chase has submitted a request to leave the Super League club. The 27 year old England international, who's made 24 appearances, scoring 6 tries for the club this season, won the Super League man of steel award in 2011.
He's been with the club since signing from Australian NRL side St George Illawarra in 2009.
The Huddersfield Giants can take another huge step towards winning the league leaders shield at London Broncos tomorrow. After Warrington's shock defeat last night to Widnes, they only need to win 2 of their remaining 3 matches to finish top of the the table.
Broncos are bottom of the table, so John Shires asked coach Paul Anderson if there was any danger of complacency in his squad.
1st leg of Quest13 done. 13 mile run in just over 2 hours. Time for 113 km on the bike. Bob on
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.