RLWC: Paulo Brothers to Play for Tomahawks

Parramatta Eels utility Joseph Paulo says he can't wait to play alongside his brother for the first time in his NRL career in next month's 2013 Rugby League World Cup.


Not to be confused with our current Junior Paulo, who made his NRL debut in 2013, Joseph's brother Junior Paulo played at Parramatta from 2007-09. The timeline means his stint at the Eels ended before 'Sefa' joined the club in 2011.


"I'm excited to play with my brother, [Junior Paulo], not the "fake" brother I play with here at Parramatta, but my real one!"


"Excited to play with him again, it'll be good times. We haven't played together before, he's five years older, so it'll be fun to play with him."


The Tomahawks side will be getting into camp in Philadelphia on October 15 before flying to the UK for their first match against the Cook Islands on October 30.


"We had our qualifiers in Philadelphia two years ago, so I'm looking forward to getting together with the Tomahawks and having some fun," Paulo said.


With a number of other Parramatta Eels players in various World Cup teams, Sefa says it'd be fun to come up against a Blue and Gold teammate.


"We're lucky, our pool is Wales, Cook Islands and Scotland, so hopefully I won't be running into too many of the boys like Ben and Kenny Sio over there!"


After from the World Cup, Sefa says he's looking forward to having some hard-earned time off.


"I'm getting married in December, so looking forward to that, after the World Cup and all that footy, it's good to come back and get excited for that."


"[For the 2014 season], I'm excited for the new beginnings at the club, we've signed a few young players who have shown a lot of progression in their careers, and it's good they're going to come here and bring new skills and new ideas," he said.


"And I'm also excited for the young guys we've already got here, like Kelepi and Junior Paulo, so it'll be good."


USA Tomahawks Squad




Mark Cantoni (Dalby)

Andrew Durutalo (USA Eagles)

Bureta Faraimo (Mackay Cutters)

Gabriel Farley (Southampton Dragons)

Kristian Freed (Connecticut Wildcats)

Mike Garvey (Ipswich Jets)

Roman Hifo (Mangere East Hawks, New Zealand)

Danny Howard (Wentworthville)

Stephen Howard (Tuggeranong Vikings)

Luke Hume (New York Knights)

Judah Lavulo (Cabramatta)

Joel Luani (Wests Tigers)

David Marando (Belrose)

Ryan McGoldrick (Salford City Reds)

Clint Newton (Penrith Panthers)

Mark Offerdahl (Connecticut Wildcats)

Joseph Paulo (Parramatta Eels)

Junior Paulo (Corrimal Cougars)

Craig Priestly (Southampton Dragons)

Matt Petersen (Cudgen Hornets)

Tui Samoa (Redcliffe Dolphins)

Matt Shipway (Newcastle)

Les Soloai (Hawaii Chiefs)

Lelauloto Tagaloa (Hawaii Chiefs)