Rugby Union: NIGHTMARE PAUL OVER; SUPER LEAGUE: Return of a Hero Henry Glad to Be Back Where He Belongs

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Byline: David BURKE

HENRY PAUL last night told of his delight to be back in Super League after joining Harlequins and ending a disappointing five-year exile in union.

The New Zealander makes his debut tomorrow against Huddersfield Giants - and younger brother Robbie.

"It's a big opportunity for me and I can't wait to get out there and play," said Paul after signing a two-and-a-half year deal.

"Quins have shown they are a really professional outfit and I think the club has a very bright future.

"Super League continues to break new ground as a sport and to be back involved is brilliant.

"To line up against Robbie is just how the cards have fallen but what a way for me to start at Quins."

Paul quit Bradford Bulls in 2001 for a pounds 200,000-a-year contract at Gloucester, with England expecting him to be a key weapon.

But the 32-year-old, who qualified for England through his grandparents, drew a blank most of the time in Union and made only six international appearances.

Capped 23 times by the Kiwis, Paul fell out with Gloucester, had not played for them since coming on against Bath in October and had been suspended for missing training. …