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Harlequins RL boss Rob Powell is determined to prove age and a lack of professional playing experience is no barrier to succeeding in Super League.

Huddersfield delighted with Simpson deal

Huddersfield have completed their squad for the Super League season by signing the South Sydney centre or wing, Jamie Simpson.

Decision looms over Quins future

Harlequins RL are to make a major announcement about securing the future of the club before their final game against Warrington on Friday night.

Sherwin move 'not ideal' says Matterson

Brent Sherwin has today completed his shock move to Catalan Dragons from Castleford Tigers, much to the disappointment of his former boss Terry Matterson.

Celtic delight as Super League comes to Wales

Super League will come to south Wales for the first time and return to the rather more familiar surroundings of Salford under the new blueprint for the competition.

Harlequins RL 34 Hull 26: Hill inspires fightback to leave Hull mountain to climb

As a young man, the Hull FC coach, Peter Sharp, had plenty of fun playing amateur rugby league in London but he cannot have enjoyed yesterday in the capital. His struggling side lost a 16-0 lead to succumb to a defeat that leaves them with a huge uphill task to reach the Super League play-offs and puts Sharp under even more pressure.

Super League preview: Odd season in store with a lack of ups and downs

Bulls in the running for first prize but the loss of relegation may reduce the drama
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