Former NRL journeyman joins the Roosters as an assistant coach

He played for his fair share of NRL teams during his career, before moving into coaching, and for Wynnum-Manly Seagulls coach Paul Green – a decision has been made to further his career by joining the Sydney Roosters as an assistant coach.

Green, who is a dual premiership winning coach, will be both the Toyota Cup coach at the Roosters, as well as an assistant under new coach Trent Robinson.

“I have mixed feelings about leaving. I’ve had a great time here at the Seagulls and achieved what I’d set out to,” Green said.

“I want to thank all of our supporters, sponsors and Arthur Lovell and the board of

the Leagues club.

“This is a great opportunity as the Roosters are a club on the way up.

“They have a good roster in both NRL and NYC and I’m looking forward to the new challenge. I am sad to be leaving as I am born and bred here at Wynnum but excited about the opportunity.”

As the club looks for a new coach, Scott Thornton, the CEO of Wynnum Manly, wishes Green all the best with his move to the NRL coaching ranks.

“Paul has given this club great service and ensured we have been a successful club while he has been here,” Thornton said.

“Paul’s progression highlights that this competition is the best pathway for not only players but also coaches and support staff to be involved in elite rugby league.”