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This year's competition is being supported by more top sports stars than ever before. Find out a bit more about them...

Darren Campbell Andrew Flintoff Denise Lewis
Marcus Trescothick Darren Gough Mark Bright
Tanni Grey-Thompson Jonny Wilkinson Robbie Paul
Stephen Hendry Lee Westwood Henry Paul
Frankie Dettori Jenson Button Jane Sixsmith

Robbie Paul
Robbie Paul

  • Robbie's full name is Robert Rawiri Paul ('Rawiri' means David in English) and he was born in Tokoroa, New Zealand.

  • Like his elder brother Henry, Robbie plays rugby league for Bradford Bulls - his position is half-back. He joined the Bulls in July 1994, aged just 18.

  • Despite his tender years, Robbie has already had considerable success in his playing career. He became captain of the Bulls four years ago and has represented his country at international level.

  • He has been part of the Challenge Cup-winning Bradford side once and runner-up twice. Other honours include Super League Grand Final runner-up in 1999 and Super League winner in 1997. He was also the first player to score a hat-trick of tries in a Challenge Cup Final at Wembley.

  • Away from rugby, Robbie enjoys painting, Maori art, playing golf, reading and music.

  • His boyhood hero was his brother Henry - ahhh! The two started playing together when Robbie was four and Henry six. They both played for club side Te Atatu but in different age groups until Robbie was 17.

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