- Oct 8, 2011
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Former North Queensland Cowboys coach Paul Green is announced as the new coach for the men's Queensland State of Origin team, on a one-year deal.
Former North Queensland Cowboys coach Paul Green has been announced as the new coach of the Queensland State of Origin team, on a one-year deal.
Green takes the reins from Wayne Bennett who led the Maroons to an upset 2-1 series win over New South Wales in 2020.
During his seven seasons as head coach at the Cowboys, Green took his side to its maiden National Rugby League Premiership in 2015 and a Grand Final in 2017.
He stepped away from the club mid-way through the 2020 season after the team struggled in recent years, failing to make finals.
As a former halfback, Green also played seven games for the Maroons from 1999 and 2001.
He said he was thrilled to be given the opportunity.