In 2012, Paul played the final two games of the RaboDirect Rebels season, debuting as a replacement hooker on their tour of South Africa. At such a young age for a prop, Paul still has a lot of time to develop into a top class front-row forward, although his rise has been rapid.The 120kg Prop arrived in Victoria with massive potential. A fixture in the Australian U20 squad in 2010 and 2011, Paul was a key member of the group that finished third in the Junior World Championships, alongside Rebels teammate, Luke Jones. Known for his powerful scrummaging and remarkable athleticism for a man his size, Paul is earmarked for big things in the coming years.Paul spent 2011 with the Western Force, but didn't manage to break through to the match day 22. He joined the Force after playing for Sunnybank in the Brisbane Premier Competition, during which he spent time with the Queensland Reds academy.Paul, of Samoan heritage, grew up in Brisbane and represented the Australian Schoolboys while at State High School. He was a standout in the Queensland side that won the Australian Schools Rugby title in 2009. Paul’s early promise has seen him involved with the Australian Rugby Union’s National Talent Squad since 2006.Alongside Rugby Union, Paul has also played American Football to a state representative level in Queensland.
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