TOWNSVILLE, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 25: Cowboys coach Paul Green speaks to the media during a North Queensland Cowboys NRL media opportunity at Cowboys HQ on September 25, 2017 in Townsville, Australia. (Photo by Ian Hitchcock/Getty Images)

North Queensland coach Paul Green has signed a three-year contract extension that will see him remain at the Cowboys until at least the end of the 2021 season.

Green will become the club’s longest serving coach in the process.

The premiership winning coach has led the Cowboys to the finals in all four seasons, culminating in their triumph in 2015.

North Queensland chairman Laurence Lancini was excited the club were able to re-sign Green, telling the club’s website the appointment was a long time in the making.

“I am thrilled to be able to announce to Cowboys members, fans and partners that Paul will remain head coach of this club for at least the next three seasons,” Lancini told

“Paul has been deeply invested in the North Queensland community during both his tenure as a player and now as a coach and understands how important the club and the region are to each other.

“Finalising this deal is what we have all been working towards and it has always been the intention of both parties for Paul to continue being the head coach of this club.

“The entire negotiation between the club, Paul and his management was conducted in good faith and we were always confident a deal would be struck.”

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Green has coached the Cowboys in 115 games for 68 wins, a win percentage of 59.1%, which is 12th all-time among coaches with over 100 games coached.

“I am very happy to have my future sorted and even happier my future is with the Cowboys,” Green told the club’s website.

“My family is really settled here, my wife hails from the region and we are all really pleased to be able to continue to be part of the North Queensland community.

“The future looks very bright for our club as we usher in the next generation of talent and prepare for a move to our new home stadium from 2020.

“There is no question it is an extremely exciting time to be part of the Cowboys as we charge ahead into a new era.”


  1. Guess the broncos are screwed now. Looks like they’ll have to either bring Kevvie back, promote Jase Demitriou or (perish the thought) keep Bennett.

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