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ROBBIE
RUGBY WARRIOR
THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF

ROBBIE HUNTER-PAUL

WRITTEN WITH

CHRIS IRVINE

GREAT NORTHERN BOOKS


Robbie Paul was Super League’s first superstar, a player who transformed the sport with his brilliance on the pitch and larger than life persona off it. He was the inspirational heart of a Bradford team who dominated rugby league’s new summer era, with Paul the face and driving force of the Bulls for more than a decade.
He arrived from New Zealand as a skinny 18-year-old and developed into a world class talent who took Wembley by storm when he became the first player to score a hat-trick of tries there in a Challenge Cup final. It was the launch pad for a career that included a cross-code move to Harlequins as rugby union went professional, more than 30 league appearances for his beloved Kiwis and captaining Bradford to Super League and World Club title honours.
Artist, musician, media commentator, Paul was no ordinary rugby player. Born of a proud warrior race, his inspirational journey through the trials, tribulations and triumphs of a trophy-laden career is the very essense of the joy of rugby.
Paul’s compelling story in his long-awaited autobiography is embellished by his own unique High Performance guide on what it takes to be a better player, mentally, physically and professionally, based on his 18-year playing career and rugby marketing and strategic role today.

 

“Robbie remains a stand out character in rugby both on and off the field. He will be remembered fondly down the years as one of the greats in the game and rightly so.” Jason Robinson, dual code England international and 2003 Rugby World Cup winner

“If I could have 13 Robbie Pauls, I would have the ultimate dream team. For a glorious decade he was Mr Bradford Bulls. He was the marquee player, the face of the club and the guy without whom the Bulls would not have been the phenomenon they became.” Brian Noble, former Bradford and Great Britain coach

“We lifted the trophy in front of our fans, me on one side, Rob on the other. Not bad for a kid who couldn’t stomach his pineapple risotto, but what a player!” Henry Paul, brother and fellow former New Zealand international

“Robbie is arguably the iconic player of the Super League era, providing brilliance on the field and personality off it. His book is a terrific insight both into his outstanding career and his outlook on life.” Gareth Walker, The People

“A genius player and a genius character, Robbie Paul has created an ingenious book. A rugby role model, Robbie’s inspiring story has the added value of a high performance guide that every aspiring player should turn to.” Dave Craven, Yorkshire Post

“Robbie was rugby league’s biggest firework; explosive and entertaining, he lit up Super League and became the face of the sport during a golden decade with Bradford and New Zealand. An inspiring read.”
Neil Barraclough, Daily Mail

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