Paul Green (rugby league)

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Paul Green
Personal information
Born (1972-09-12) 12 September 1972 (age 41)
Queensland
Playing information
Height 167 cm (5 ft 6 in)[1]
Weight 80 kg (180 lb)
Position Halfback
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1994–98 Cronulla-Sutherland 95 24 3 0 102
1999–00 North Queensland 35 7 0 0 28
2001–02 Sydney Roosters 20 6 0 0 24
2003 Parramatta Eels 7 0 0 0 0
2004 Brisbane Broncos 5 0 0 0 0
Total 162 37 3 0 154
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1997–01 Queensland 10 1 0 0 4
1997 Australia 2 0 0 0 0
Coaching information
Club
Years Team Gms W D L W%
2014– North Queensland 16 7 0 9 44

Paul Green is an Australian professional rugby league football coach and former player of the 1990s and 2000s. He is currently the head coach for the North Queensland Cowboys of the National Rugby League. A Queensland State of Origin and Australian international representative halfback, he played for several clubs throughout his career and won the Rothmans Medal in 1995.

Playing career[edit]

Early years[edit]

Green was a Brisbane junior and captained the Queensland Colts before winning Brisbane Rugby League's Rothmans Medal in 1993 while playing with the Easts club.

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks[edit]

Green followed his Brisbane coach John Lang to Sydney's Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks, turning heads with the maturity and skill of his play at halfback. In 1995, he won the ARL's prestigious Rothmans Medal award as best and fairest player. Following Cronulla’s defection to Super League, Green was selected as a reserve in the ANZAC Test in 1997 before representing Queensland as a replacement in three Super League Tri-Series matches. At the end of the season, he was chosen as halfback in the return Test against New Zealand in September but an injury kept him out of Australia’s tour of Great Britain. After missing just one match in four seasons, a serious shoulder injury restricted Green to just four matches in 1998.

North Queensland Cowboys[edit]

Green signed with North Queensland for 1999. That season he became the club's first State of Origin representative, when he was selected as Queensland's halfback for game 2. Out of favour with coach Tim Sheens who preferred the halfback partnership of Scott Prince and Noel Goldthorpe, the Cowboys sacked Green midway through the 2000 season for allegedly negotiating with other clubs while still under contract and he turned out for the Roosters in 2001 (Green subsequently won an out-of-court settlement against the North Queensland club[2]). Green’s 2002 campaign was put on hold when he injured his knee in the season opener against Souths and he moved to Parramatta in 2003.

Brisbane Broncos[edit]

Returning to Brisbane, he made five appearances for the Broncos during the representative season before retiring.

Coaching career[edit]

Green coached the Wynnum Manly Seagulls in the 2011 and 2012 Queensland Cups.[3] He coached the 2012 Queensland Residents side.[4]

In 2013 he was appointed as the head coach of the Sydney Roosters Toyota Cup team and an assistant coach to the National Rugby League side.[5]

North Queensland Cowboys[edit]

In 2014 commenced his NRL head coaching career with the North Queensland Cowboys, beginning with claiming the club's first title at the inaugural NRL Auckland Nines.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Paul Green". au.sports.yahoo.com. Yahoo!. Retrieved 9 March 2014. 
  2. ^ GREEN & another -V- COWBOYS RUGBY LEAGUE FOOTBALL LIMITED courts.qld.gov.au, 25 September 2000
  3. ^ Round 1 Queensland Intrust Super Cup Preview rleague.com, 18 March 2011
  4. ^ Green to coach Queensland Residents rleague.com, 15 December 2011
  5. ^ Paul Green appointed Roosters NYC Coach rleague.com, 16 November 2012

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