Paul Vaughan (rugby league)
|Vaughan playing for the Raiders in 2011.|
|Nickname||Vaughany, Italian Stallion |
23 April 1991 |
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
|Height||189 cm (6 ft 2 in)|
|Weight||108 kg (17 st 0 lb)|
|Position||Prop, Lock, Second-row|
Paul Vaughan (born 23 April 1991) is an Australian professional rugby league footballer who currently plays for the Canberra Raiders of the National Rugby League. Vaughan is Italy and NSW Country Origin representative player who primarily plays prop, lock and second-row.
Born in Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Vaughan is of Italian descent. He played his junior football for the Gungahlin Bulls before being signed by the Canberra Raiders. Vaughan played for the Raiders NYC team in 2010 and 2011. In 2012, Vaughan moved to the Raiders New South Wales Cup team, the Mount Pritchard Mounties, winning the Mounties' Player's Player award and being named on the interchange bench in the 2012 NSW Cup Team of the Year.
On 18 April 2013, Vaughan re-signed with the Raiders on a 2-year contract to the end of the 2015 season. In Round 7 of the 2013 NRL season, Vaughan made his NRL debut for the Canberra Raiders off the interchange bench against the North Queensland Cowboys in the Raiders 30-12 loss at 1300SMILES Stadium. In Round 14 against the Penrith Panthers, Vaughan scored his first NRL career try in the Raiders 24-12 win at Canberra Stadium. Vaughan finished the 2013 NRL season being named as the Raiders Rookie of the Year, playing in 18 matches and scoring a try in his debut year in the NRL. In October 2013, Vaughan was named in the Italy 24-man squad for the 2013 World Cup, playing in all of their three matches.
In Round 7 against the Melbourne Storm, Vaughan scored a solo effort try in the 79th minute to win the match for the Raiders 24-22 at Canberra Stadium. Vaughan earned selection in the NSW Country team in the City vs Country Origin match off the interchange, scoring a try in the 26-all draw in Dubbo. Vaughan finished the 2014 NRL season with him playing in 23 matches and scoring 7 tries for the Raiders. On 10 September 2014, Vaughan re-signed with the Raiders until the end of the 2017 season.
- Paul Vaughan. Raiders.com.au. Retrieved on 2013-09-27.
- McGuinness, Simon (2013-09-24) Campese, Vaughan and Tomarchio named in Italian World Cup Squad – Canberra Raiders. Raiders.com.au. Retrieved on 2013-09-27.
- Paul Vaughan rugbyleagueproject.org
- Paul Vaughan player results, scores, news and statistics. Rleague.com. Retrieved on 2013-09-27.