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Harlequins RL would relocate again to have own stadium

David Hughes
Hughes has been a long-time supporter of rugby league in London.

Harlequins RL chairman David Hughes says thst he would have no issue with relocating the London club if it meant that they owned the stadium.

Hughes told BBC London 94.9: "One day we'd like to have our own stadium."

Since starting life as Fulham in 1980, the club have been based at seven different venues around the capital.

When asked if he is worried about moving location yet again, Hughes replied: "Absolutely not, particularly if it's for our own stadium."

The club currently ground share with rugby union club Harlequins at The Stoop and will remain there for the next Super League licence period if their application is successful.

"That's our stadium for the three years," said Hughes.

"It's very difficult to find a location in London, where you have the council co-operation, the loans, the finance. It's not easy.

"The RFL are looking for us as well because it's got to work for them as well, so nothing is fixed at the moment yet.

"However, it is very important to have somewhere to call your own and build on that."



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