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Junior Paramore

Junior Paramore

Samoan rugby league footballer, and rugby union footballer and coach
Junior Paramore
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Intro Samoan rugby league footballer, and rugby union footballer and coach
Is Athlete Rugby league player Rugby union player
From Samoa
Type Sports
Gender male
Birth 18 November 1968, Apia, Tuamasaga, Samoa
Age: 51 years
Star sign ScorpioScorpio
Education
Sir Edmund Hillary Collegiate
Sports Teams
Gloucester Rugby
Castleford Tigers
Samoa national rugby union team
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Biography

Peter "Junior" Paramore (born 18 November 1968) is a Samoan former 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, and the Powergen Cup in 2003, 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.

In 2018 he left Dorset to come to Bristol Bears rugby team. He is the current kit manager for the Bristol Bears.

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http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/rugby_union/english/2033061.stm
http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/rugby_union/english/2920723.stm
http://juniorparamore.co.uk/
https://web.archive.org/web/20140809153703/http://www.totton.ac.uk/about-totton-college/faculties-key-areas/sports-academy/rugby-academy.aspx
http://www.totton.ac.uk/about-totton-college/faculties-key-areas/sports-academy/rugby-academy.aspx
https://web.archive.org/web/20131021114332/http://www.totton.ac.uk/about-totton-college/faculties-key-areas/sports-academy/team/junior-paramore-rugby.aspx
http://www.totton.ac.uk/about-totton-college/faculties-key-areas/sports-academy/team/junior-paramore-rugby.aspx
http://www.rugbyleagueproject.org/players/peter-paramore/summary.html
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