Paul Merlo

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Paul Merlo
Personal information
Born (1955-04-08) 8 April 1955 (age 62)
Playing information
Position Lock
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1977–79 Penrith Panthers 55 12 0 0 36
1980–82 Western Suburbs 57 4 0 0 12
1983–84 Cronulla-Sutherland 41 3 0 0 12
Total 153 19 0 0 60
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1982 New South Wales 1 0 0 0 0

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 in a South Newcastle Lions team of the century.[1]

In 2010, Merlo was named as a member of the Western Suburbs Magpies' Team of the Eighties.[2]


  1. ^ Leeson, John (14 June 2010). "Souths honour greatest players". The Newcastle Herald. Retrieved 30 December 2011. 
  2. ^ "VEST, KEATO, COGGER ALL HONOURED". Retrieved 30 September 2010.