Henry Paul has pledged to give Harlequins Rugby League 100 per cent before switching codes again and leaving at the end of the season.

Paul's exit to rugby union side Leeds Carnegie at the end of the Super League season in October was revealed last week, to the 34-year-old Kiwi's relief.

But he insists the move has not taken his eye off the ball and he will remain focused on

Quins until he leaves. Paul said: "It was an important decision to make and I am glad now that it is done and is all out in the open. "I' ve now got the rest of the season t o play with the H arlequins and that's my focus at the moment.

"I have never been one to leave a club in the lurch, I've always played with consistency and finished off the job at hand, and that is what I will be doing here with the Quins. "I'll think about Rugby Union when that is done."

Quins boss Brian McDermott admitted his side will miss Paul's experience.

He said: "People like Henry Paul don't come along every day and he's one of those people that every club needs." "When the club first signed Henry there may have been a few eyebrows raised but he has exceeded all expectations. "He has been a true servant to the club, both as a player and leader on and off the field. "Henry has made the decision to move on to better himself,and to do the best thing for his family."

Quins narrowly lost 24-20 at Wakefield on Saturday, despite leading 20-6 at half-time.

Matt Gafa, Ricky Sheriffe,Danny Orr and Michael Worrincy had run in a try each in a devastating 11-minute first-half spell, with Rob Purdham kicking two goals.

It won't be easy for Quins to put things right on Sunday when they take on second-placed Catalans Dragons in Cardiff,as part of Super League's Millennium Magic weekend.