Paul Gregory Green was an Australian professional rugby league football coach who was born on September 12, 1972, in Brisbane, Australia.
He was most recently the head coach of Queensland in the State of Origin series, and a professional rugby league footballer who played in the 1990s and 2000s.
He played for Cronulla-Sutherland, Parramatta Eels, North Queensland Cowboys, Sydney Roosters, and the Brisbane Broncos, winning the Rothmans Medal in 1995.
He was Queensland State of Origin and Australian international representative halfback. Green as a coach guided the North Queensland club to their first premiership in 2015.
Paul Green died by suicide at his Wynnum, Brisbane, home on 11 August 2022.
Queensland police spokeswoman said: “Police were called to a Wynnum residence just after 10 am this morning after a 49-year-old was located unresponsive. He was declared deceased by emergency crews a short time later”.
Paul Green Funeral Pictures
Paul Green was laid to rest at a moving service in Brisbane as the NRL legend’s wife Amanda and Johnathan Thurston led a chorus of tributes.
In Amanda’s touching tribute at the invite-only service that was live streamed for the public to pay their respects, the widow revealed how the pair met in 1998.
“Paul and I met at the Mad Cow in Townsville, an establishment of many relationships,” Amanda quipped.
“The day Paul proposed he said to me ‘you better strap yourself in because it’s going to be one hell of a ride’, and that it was.
“We had the deepest love and he made me feel deeply loved … we’ve always been a team.
“As heartbroken as I am today, I’ve loved every moment with Paul. I loved you yesterday, I love you today and I will love you tomorrow.”
Paul Green Memorial Service