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.
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.
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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."