Leeds Rhinos chief executive Gary Hetherington

Rhinos boss blasts rivals

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 Leeds Rhinos celebrate winning last year's Grand Final

Grand Final play-off dates

The Rugby Football League has confirmed the schedule for the first week of the Super League play-offs.

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Robins land Keating

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.

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."

– Mike Smith , Hull KR chief executive

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.

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."

– Kris Keating, new Hull KR signing

Fielden hangs up his boots

Stuart Fielden
Stuart Fielden Credit: ITV Yorkshire

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.

Rangi Chase wants to leave Castleford Tigers

Tangi Chase & Jordan Tansey
Castleford Tigers' Rangi Chase celebrates his first try with Jordan Tansey during Sunday's Super League match with Bradford Bulls Credit: Lynne Cameron/PA Wire.

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.

Giants within 2 wins of Super League leaders shield

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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Paterson signs for Wests Tigers

Cory Paterson
Cory Paterson Credit: Hull KR

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.

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