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The 2015 premiership victory for North Queensland will live on in rugby league folklore, but NRL legend Brad Fittler believes the 2017 run to the grand final with the Cowboys may have been a greater achievement for Paul Green.
The death of the 49-year-old player and coach, who is understood to have taken his own life on Thursday, has thrown the footy world into shock and mourning.
His death completely blindsided his family and friends, who have reportedly said they had no inkling he was in such a bad state of mind.
Paul Green and the Cowboys team after the 2017 grand final defeat to the Melbourne Storm. Despite the loss, Brad Fittler believes just getting the side to the decider without some of its biggest stars was the coach's finest moment
Most people will think of Green leading the Cowboys to the summit in their maiden NRL title in 2015 and being the first coach to beat Wayne Bennett in an NRL grand final was his crowning achievement - but there's another performance that beats it, Fittler said.
'Everyone is going to remember the year (Cowboys) won,' Fittler told Channel Nine. 'But I thought 2017 was one of the