8 April 1955 |
Paul Merlo is an Australian former professional rugby league footballer of the 1970s and 80s. A New South Wales State of Origin representative forward, he played his club football in the New South Wales Rugby League (NSWRL) competition for the Penrith Panthers, Western Suburbs Magpies and the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks.
Merlo was selected to represent New South Wales as a second-rower for Game III of the 1982 State of Origin series.
Merlo later worked as a regional manager for Cetnaj Lighting Electrical and Data. Based at Cardiff, New South Wales, he also became the head coach of the South Newcastle Lions in the Newcastle Rugby League competition.
In 2010, Merlo was named as a member of the Western Suburbs Magpies' Team of the Eighties.
- Whiticker, Alan; Hudson, Glen (2007). The Encyclopedia of Rugby League Players. Wetherill Park, New South Wales: Gary Allen Pty Ltd. p. 609. ISBN 978-1-877082-93-1.
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