Robbie Paul writes candidly about his journey from a farm boy in New Zealand to an international rugby star. He looks back on his experiences in the game and life in general and includes advice on how to be a pro rugby player. Robbie Paul was the marquee player of Bradford Bulls and rugby league's Super League. He was the inspirational heart of a team who dominated the competition and transformed the sport off the pitch, with Robbie as the face and voice of the Bulls for over a decade. In 1996, in what he describes as a "career-defining moment" he became the first player to score a hat-trick in a Rugby League Challenge Cup final at Wembley, a feat which earned him "Man of the Match". A great leader and proud New Zealander, who represented his country 30 times, Robbie is no ordinary rugby league player. He is an artist, musician and media commentator, born of a warrior race. His trials and tribulations have made him what he is today, he has learnt from past mistakes and is never afraid of trying something new. Having studied for his degree while still playing rugby professionally, Robbie knows the meaning of hard work and determination.
Robbie Paul's compelling story is embellished by his own guide on what it takes to be a sporting professional. His unqiue tips give advice to aspiring players, coaches, parents and fans alike on topics as varied as nutrition, weight training, fitness, marketing and public image and responsibilities. Since retiring from the game, Robbie now works behind the scenes at the Huddersfield Giants. He is also a regular media commentator and writes a column each month for "Rugby League World" magazine.