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Rugby league world rocked by sudden death of Paul Green

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The rugby league world has been rocked by the sudden passing of premiership winning coach Paul Green.

The 49-year-old former player and coach passed away in his Brisbane home on Thursday morning, The Daily Telegraph reported.

His cause of death is yet to be confirmed, with a post-mortem still to be carried out.

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Green is not understood to have been ill and his death has blindsided friends and family who have been shocked by his devastating passing.

Green’s playing career spanned 10 years between 1994 and 2004, before heading into coaching between 2014 and 2021.

Paul Green died in his Brisbane home on Thursday morning. Credit: Getty
Green coached Queensland just last year. Credit: Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images

He guided the North Queensland Cowboys to their inaugural premiership win in 2015.

He last coached Queensland’s State of Origin team in 2021, and was mooted as a contender to make a comeback with any one of a number of clubs next year.

During his 174-game playing career, he played with the Cronulla Sharks, North Queensland Cowboys, Sydney Roosters, Parramatta Eels and Brisbane Broncos. He also represented Queensland and Australia.

Green was seen in Sydney just last week for a Cronulla Sharks reunion.

Paul Green embraces Daly Cherry-Evans after a State of Origin win last year. Credit: Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images

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Source: 7News