Joseph Paulo

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Joseph Paulo
Paulo training with Samoa
Personal information
Nickname Seffa
Born (1988-01-02) 2 January 1988 (age 26)
Auckland, New Zealand
Height 188 cm (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 100 kg (15 st 10 lb)
Playing information
Position Lock, Five-eighth, Second-row, Centre
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2008–2011 Penrith Panthers 30 4 0 0 16
2011- Parramatta Eels 66 2 9 0 26
Total 96 6 9 0 42
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2008–2010 Samoa 4 0 3 0 6
2011–2013 United States 8 3 18 0 48
Source: RLP

Joseph Paulo (born 2 January 1988 in Auckland, New Zealand) is a rugby league player for the Parramatta Eels in the National Rugby League. Joseph Paulo's position of choice is as a second-row, and he can also lock the scrum. He can also be played in the position of five-eighth if required. He was educated at Patrician Brothers' College Blacktown.

Paulo began his NRL career at the Penrith Panthers after playing his junior rugby league at the St. Clair Comets. Paulo made a mid-season switch to Parramatta in the 2011 season.

Representative career[edit]

Paulo has American Samoan descent, and so is eligible for both Samoa and the USA at international level.[1] He is also an Australian Schoolboys international.[2]

Paulo was named in the Samoan squad for the 2008 Rugby League World Cup.[3][4]

In 2009 he was named as part of the Samoan side for the Pacific Cup.[5]

However, in 2011 he switched his allegiance to the USA and was named to the United States national team for the 2013 Rugby League World Cup Qualifiers, making his debut in the tournament.[6]


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  2. ^ "Australian Schoolboys". Australian Secondary Schools Rugby League. 2007-10-10. Retrieved 2008-04-23. 
  3. ^ "Samoa, Tonga and Fiji name squads". BBC. 2008-10-08. Retrieved 2008-10-09. 
  4. ^ "Samoa name World Cup Squad". League Unlimited. 2008-08-05. Retrieved 2008-08-06. 
  5. ^ Poching names strong Samoan squad, 6 October 2009
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