Launched in autumn 2002, Howes Etc continues to be a major Rugby League management agency on both sides of the world.
The 2016 campaign Down Under is marked by current England hooker Josh Hodgson entering his second season with vastly-improved NRL club Canberra Raiders, having earned rave reviews in his debut season.
Former Widnes player Paul Devlin also enters his second NRL season with Parramatta Eels in the vital role of Head Conditioner.
On the NRL coaching front, Gold Coast Titans Assistant Coach Rohan Smith, son of Wakefield Trinity Wildcats Head Coach Brian, has joined the Howes Etc stable.
Meanwhile in the Queensland Cup, former Head Coach and TV pundit Shaun McRae enters his third campaign as CEO of Tweed Heads Seagulls.