The man mountain Paulo cuts an imposing figure whenever he steps out on the field. A product of the Parramatta junior system, Paulo progressed quickly through the ranks. Representing the Australian Schoolboys in 2011, Junior graduated into the Parramatta NYC squad in 2012. His impressive 2013 form saw the barnstorming front rower make his NRL debut for the Eels in round 10 as well as gain selection for the NSW Under 20’s. Junior signed with the for 2017, but was granted an early release from the Eels and linked up with his new Club, mid-season. He provided an immediate spark for the Raiders during their deep run into the Finals Series and has now established himself as one of the premier front rowers in the competition.