I am a bit confused - I have just read that Josh Charnley has been granted a 12 month testimonial. I was always under the impression that a testimonial was awarded for 10 years at a single club. It strikes me as strange that a player should get this reward when he has also left the game to play RU in the middle of gaining any 10 year continuous run anywhere.

Is this the RFL now attempting to make it easier for players to earn a testimonial by now granting it to anyone who has played 10 years in the last 13 - 14 years? How does that reward loyalty?