paul: ‘A bolt from the blue’, Australian rugby coach Paul Green’s brother on legend’s demise

Australian professional rugby league football coach Paul Gregory Green passed away recently. He was best known for taking the North Queensland Cowboys to the NRL premiership in 2015. Paul was just 49, and his passing has left a massive void on his immediate family as they try to come to terms with his decision to end his own life.

He died in his home in Brisbane, leaving behind a bereft family, a grieving sporting community, and a shocked bunch of friends and teammates. His brother Rick informed a tabloid that the family is coordinating a funeral everyone can attend at the Kougari Oval.

The Wynnum-Manly Seagull’s home stadium was selected as the parting ground as Paul lived nearby, where he played and coached the Seagulls to become Champions.

Paul’s brother Rick said that they are immensely saddened by his passing away in this manner. Though he remembers the happy moments with Paul, the thought of his death comes as a bolt from the blue, shocking and sad.

The family spoke of Paul’s death to the news channels saying that they were deeply missing him as he was a doting husband, a loving father, and a great brother and son. It was difficult to find the words to justify such a wonderful person but the family desires to thank all the people who stood by them and showered their support at this difficult time.

Former football players who went back to their clubs as coaches

Former football players who went back to coach their clubs

The family requested privacy as they were aware that Paul was an individual who was known in the sporting arena and loved by all. The family members were trying to come to terms with this loss and requested that they needed time to heal the pain.

Paul’s death has greatly stunned the rugby league members, and they are trying to cope with the absence of the two-time winner of the Rothman medal, the Cowboys Championship coach, and the ex-2021 Queensland State of Origin mentor.

People are discussing the state of mental problems and pressure this sport is evoking among players, the support staff, and promoters.

Nicho Hynes, who plays for the Sharks, talked about how the team remembers Paul Green and said his heart reaches out to his family.

He then said that “RU OK” is held every year, but a lot more needs to be done to alleviate the mental health of the game. Former Cowboys Captain Johnathan Thurston, who planned to commentate for a game, decided otherwise and returned home on hearing the news of Paul’s death.

Paul was also remembered by the Cowboys’ current captain Jason Taumalo who said he was shocked by the news post his game with the Roosters. There is no doubt that the Rugby fraternity will immensely miss Paul Green.

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