Away teams still have to pay some costs. From last season but:They must be burning through the money currently by paying for the other team's travel all the time.
Loads happening at the moment, Leeds getting hammered again and appointing Sinfield as Director of Rugby, Todd Carney returning this time with Hull KR, details here:
I watched Catalans a month or so back and they didn't look like a team from the bottom end of the table. I think they could trouble St Helens in the cup semi final