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Paul Green fondly remembered by Cronulla and Queensland teammate Matt Rogers

A shocked Matt Rogers says his former rugby league teammate Paul Green will be remembered as an “incredible competitor” who never backed down.

Rugby world mourning after Green’s sudden death at 49He was a premiership-winning coach representing Queensland in his home state.

Rodgers attended a reunion of Green and Cronulla players in Sydney last weekend, the two having been teammates with the Sharks for three seasons since 1995.

They spent two years together in the Maroons State of Origin side after being roommates in the Queensland Super League national team in 1997.

Paul Green represented Queensland in his home state.(Getty Images: Darren England)

Green has since gone on to a successful coaching career, leading North Queensland to their first ever NRL Premiership in 2015.

Rogers said he and Green sat next to each other after playing golf to watch the sharks beat the St George Illawarra on Saturday night.

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“It was great. We played golf together on Fridays and spent time together at the reunion,” Rogers said.

“He was talking about the new boat he had just bought for his family and I was looking forward to riding it.

“I can’t believe he’s gone…I’m grateful for the time I got to spend with him.”

According to Rodgers, the halfback Green, who was only 167 centimeters tall, played well beyond his diminutive stature.

Paul Green fondly remembered by Cronulla and Queensland teammate Matt Rogers

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