The New Zealand Rugby League grieves the loss of Paul Schultz, who passed away on February 9, 2024.

Starting his career with Marist in the Auckland Rugby League competition, Schultz quickly became known for his exceptional talent. He played a crucial role in Marist’s consecutive championship wins in 1965 and 1966 before moving on to Point Chevalier.

Representing Auckland with pride, Schultz contributed to historic victories over South Africa in 1963 and Australia in 1969. His dedication earned him a place in the national team, where he played eight test matches and represented New Zealand in the 1968 World Cup.

Schultz’s humility, sportsmanship, and commitment to the game left a lasting impression on all who knew him.