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Junior Paramore

Junior Paramore
Birth namePeter Junior Paramore
Date of birth(1968-11-18)November 18, 1968
Place of birthApia, Samoa
Height199 cm (6 ft 6 in)
Weight104 kg (16 st 5 lb; 229 lb)
SchoolHillary College
Notable relative(s)Terry Fanolua (cousin)
Rugby league career
Position(s) Second-row
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
Hunter Mariners
Castleford Tigers
Rugby union career
Position(s) Number 8, Flanker
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
East Tamaki
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
Counties Manukau
Bedford Blues
Bedford Blues


National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1991–2001 Samoa 27 (30)
National sevens team(s)
Years Team Comps
1991–1994 Samoa

Peter "Junior" Paramore (born 18 November 1968) is a former Samoan professional rugby union international, who also spent time playing professional rugby league.

Paramore was born in Samoa, and raised in New Zealand, playing his rugby in that country until 1995. In 1996, he left for the UK to take up a professional rugby league contract with Castleford Tigers. However, after one season, he moved to Bedford Blues professional rugby union side, helping them achieve promotion to the premiership in 1998. In 1999 he moved to Gloucester Rugby, joining his cousin Terry Fanolua. He remained there for five years, winning the 2002 Zurich Championship Final (the year before winning the play-offs constituted winning the English title) in which Gloucester defeated Bristol Rugby,[1] and the Powergen Cup in 2003,[2] before leaving to rejoin Bedford as a coach in 2004.

During his career, Paramore won 29 caps for the Samoa national rugby union team, taking part in three World Cup campaigns.

He is now the principal of his own rugby academy. He is now a coach at Totton College Rugby academy alongside Budge Pountney. He also coaches rugby at Canford School, in Dorset, England.[3] [4] [5]


  1. ^ "Clockwatch: Bristol v Gloucester". BBC. 8 June 2002. Retrieved 8 February 2018.
  2. ^ "Clockwatch: Powergen Cup final". BBC. 5 April 2003. Retrieved 8 September 2016.
  3. ^ "Junior Paramore Official Site | Home Page | Junior Paramore Rugby Legend | Junior Paramore Rugby Academy | Home". Retrieved 2014-08-01.
  4. ^ "Rugby Academy". Archived from the original on 2014-08-09. Retrieved 2014-08-01.
  5. ^ "Junior Paramore – Rugby". Archived from the original on 2013-10-21. Retrieved 2014-08-01.

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