Australian Rugby league coach dies

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A former Rugby player and current league coach, Paul Green has died at the age of 49.

Green guided North Queensland Cowboy to their first National Rugby League (NRL) premiership title in 2015.

During his playing career, he made 162 appearances across five different clubs for 10-years before retiring in 2004.

He was the current head coach of Queensland in the state of Origin Series.

Australia Rugby League Commission Chief, Peter V’landys paid an effulgent tribute to Green and praised his brilliant abilities as a player and coach.

V’landys said; “Paul was among the few to transit successfully into coaching.

“We will forever remember Paul as one of the greatest contributors in Cowboys history.”

Green was born in Brisbane, during his six-year spell as a Cowboys coach, he broke number of records, which includes leading his side to best ever defensive campaign in 2016.

A number of Australian rugby league clubs have paid tribute to Green on social media.


BBC/ Ejiofor Ezeifeoma

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