2008 Harlequins Rugby League season

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The 2008 Harlequins Rugby League season was the second in the club's history to be played at the highest level. They competed in Super League XIII and the 2008 Challenge Cup tournament.

2008 Season summary[edit]

Team Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts
1 Saintscolours.svg St Helens 27 21 1 5 940 457 +483 43
2 Rhinoscolours.svg Leeds Rhinos 27 21 0 6 863 413 +450 42
3 Catalanscolours.svg Catalans Dragons 27 16 2 9 694 625 +69 34
4 Wigancolours.svg Wigan Warriors 27 13 3 11 648 698 −50 29
5 Bullscolours.svg Bradford Bulls 27 14 0 13 705 625 +80 28
6 Wolvescolours.svg Warrington Wolves 27 14 0 13 690 713 −23 28
7 HKRcolours.svg Hull Kingston Rovers 27 11 1 15 564 713 −149 23
8 Wcatscolours.svg Wakefield Trinity Wildcats 27 11 0 16 574 760 −186 22
9 Quinscolours.svg Harlequins RL 27 11 0 16 569 763 −194 22
10 Giantscolours.svg Huddersfield Giants 27 10 1 16 638 681 −43 21
11 Hullcolours.svg Hull 27 8 1 18 538 699 −157 17
12 Castleford colours.svg Castleford Tigers 27 7 1 19 593 869 −276 15
  Teams qualifying for the Play-offs

Source: superleague.co.uk.
Classification: 1st on competition points; 2nd on match points difference.
Competition points: for win = 2; for draw = 1; for loss = 0.

2008 Fixtures/Results[edit]

2008 Engage Super League

Rd Home Team Score Away Team Result (W/D/L) Attendance
1 Harlequins RL 28–47 Wigan Warriors L 8,041
2 Hull 6–24 Harlequins RL W 13,313
3 Harlequins RL 34–18 Wakefield Trinity Wildcats W 3,176
4 Castleford Tigers 16–22 Harlequins RL W 6,268
5 Harlequins RL 24–0 Huddersfield Giants W 3,284
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(a) Round 13 played at Millennium Stadium, Cardiff.
(b) engage Super League Grand Final to be played at Old Trafford, Manchester.

2008 Season players[edit]

2008 Season Players : Current to Round 19, 2007
Player Squad no Appearances Tries Goals F Goals Points Contract ends
Steve Bannister 30 3 1 0 0 4 2009
Luke Burgess 27 3 0 0 0 0 2007
Tony Clubb 19 3 0 0 0 0 2008
Matt Gafa 18 20 8 0 0 32 2008
Jon Grayshon 20 17 3 0 0 12 2008
Daniel Heckenberg 10 14 2 0 0 8 2008
Scott Hill 6 18 5 0 0 20 2008
Lee Hopkins 12 22 3 0 0 12 2007
Zebastian Lucky Luisi 25 3 0 0 0 0 2007
Joe Mbu 29 7 0 0 0 0 2007
Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook 17 18 6 0 0 24 2007
Mark McLinden 1 23 6 0 0 24 2009
David Mills 15 20 0 0 0 0 2007
Chris Melling 16 19 6 0 0 24 2009
Danny Orr 7 23 3 0 0 12 2009
Henry Paul 23 16 2 23 0 54 2008
Rob Purdham 13 17 3 26 0 64 2009
Chad Randall 9 25 7 0 0 28 2009
Julien Rinaldi 14 24 4 0 0 16 2008
Rikki Sheriffe 28 5 2 0 0 8 2008
Andy Smith 24 12 5 0 0 20 2007
Tyrone Smith 4 24 5 0 0 20 2007
Paul Sykes 3 24 16 33 1 141 2009
Karl Temata 8 23 2 0 0 8 2008
David Tootill 21 0 0 0 0 0 2008
Richard Villasanti 11 0 0 0 0 0 2008
Joe Walsh 26 4 0 0 0 0 2008
Jon Wells 2 22 6 0 0 24 2008
Michael Worrincy 22 12 1 0 0 4 2008

2008 Signings & transfers[edit]

2008 Signings/Transfers : Gains
Player Previous club Years signed Until the end of
Scott Hill Melbourne Storm 2 2008
Julien Rinaldi Catalans Dragons 2 2008
Jon Grayshon Huddersfield Giants 1 2007
David Tootill Leeds Rhinos 2 2008
Chris Melling Wigan Warriors 1 2007
Danny Orr Wigan Warriors 3 2009
Sione Faumuina North Queensland Cowboys 3 2009
Joe Walsh Leeds Rhinos 2 2008
Andy Smith Bradford Bulls 1 2007
Richard Villasanti Cronulla Sharks 2 2008
Luke Burgess Leeds Rhinos loan 2007
Joe Mbu Doncaster 1 2007
Rikki Sheriffe Doncaster 1 2007
Steve Bannister St Helens 3 2009
2008 Signings/Transfers : Losses
Player Signed for When left
Luke Dorn Salford City Reds 2006
Danny Williams Retirement 2006
Pat Weisner Hull KR 2006
Nick Bradley-Qalilawa Manly Sea Eagles 2006
Neil Budworth Celtic Crusaders 2006
Thomas Leuluai Wigan Warriors 2006
Mark Tookey Manly Sea Eagles coaching position 2006
Filimone Lolohea Released 2006
Joe Mbu Doncaster 2006
Rikki Sheriffe Doncaster 2006
Paul Noone Widnes Vikings 2006
Ade Adebisi Doncaster 2006
Anthony Stewart Leigh Centurions 2006
Tim Hartley Halifax RLFC 2006
Sione Faumuina North Queensland Cowboys 2006
/ Solomon Haumono Returned to boxing 2006
Richard Villasanti Retirement due to injury 2007

2008 Gains & losses[edit]

2008 Re-Signings
Player Until the end of
Chris Melling 2009
Matt Gafa 2008
Karl Temata 2008
Jon Grayshon 2008
Rikki Sheriffe 2008
Henry Paul 2008
Chad Randall 2009
2008 Losses[1]
Player Signed for Fee
Lee Hopkins Retiring n/a
Paul Sykes Bradford Bulls undisclosed
Tyrone Smith CA Brumbies released
David Mills Hull KR released
Andy Smith Unknown released
2008 Gains[2]
Player Signed from Fee
Henry Fa'afili Warrington Wolves out of contract
Gareth Haggerty Salford City Reds pre-contract agreement
Danny Ward Hull KR out of contract

References[edit]

  1. ^ Harlequins Rugby League Football Club, Twickenham Stoop, Sarah Butler, 5 September 2007
  2. ^ Harlequins Rugby League Football Club, Twickenham Stoop, Sarah Butler, 5 September 2007