I see that London have announced another DR agreement, this time with Widnes, to add to their existing one with Wakefield. This makes a mockery of an already farcical system IMO. A club with a full time squad of their own receiving six times the funding of other Championship clubs but apparently they can have as many DR parterships as they want due to having special development status. According to the RFL they could theoretically partner with every SL club and cherry pick the best available players across SL each week which makes a nonsense of the system really.
So, an ex-MOD employee pleads guilty to receiving illegal payments from a particular Sun journalist and is sent to jail. Two months later the same Sun journalist is found not guilty of making the payments that the woman admitted receiving from him. The good old British jury system triumphs again.