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Episode 141 - Henry Paul

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In this podcast

4:30 – Welcome Henry Paul

5:25 – His transition into coaching

9:35 – Coaching a developing country like Canada & Russia

12:06 – Why Matt Elliott accuses Henry Paul of cheating of games between the boys

14:00 – Where he got his skills and size from

15:45- Learning from playing the Aussies

16:57 – Idols & who he modelled his game on

17:35 – His first season in Auckland rugby league

19:00 – Working hard as a youngster

20:06 – Junior Kiwi tour of England

23:20 – Signing with the Auckland Warriors and not knowing his value

24:20 – Finding his way to playing with Wakefield in the U.K

30:10 – His debut for the New Zealand national team on the tour of France

32:50 – Learning to goal kick

34:21 – Kicking 35 consecutive goals and holding the World record

36:46 – The kick he missed at Castleford to end the streak

37:50 – Moving to super clubs Wigan & Bradford.

38:55 – Lessons at Wigan

41:05 – Playing at Central Park

41:30 – How close he came to signing to the NRL

43:21 – Playing 3 seasons with his brother Robbie at Bradford

45:28 – Moving to Rugby Union and becoming an English International

47:25 – Handling the adversity of being pulled off the field against the Wallabies

50:05 - Communication between player and coach

52:27 - Leader he most admired and why

55:25 - Special question from Matt Elliott

56:21 - Most respected opponent in league and union

58:45 - 5 people he would invite to a private dinner party


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Henry Paul is a dual international in rugby league and rugby union with his distinguished career including 334 first grade games in the English Super League for Wakefield Trinity, Wigan, Bradford Bulls and Harlequins Rugby League. He represented New Zealand in 24 tests in Rugby League. He would convert to rugby union playing over 150 games across Bath, Gloucester, Leeds Carnegie & Rotherham while representing England in 6 tests and the 2002 & 2006 commonwealth games winning a silver medal. Post professional football, Henry has moved in coaching where he is currently the assistant national coach of Canada after stints also coaching Russia & Jebel Ali Dragons in Dubai.

Related Episodes - Episode 72: Robbie Paul | Episode 104: | Barrie McDermott

Episode 105: Martin Offiah | Episode 111: Matthew Elliott


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