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Paul Vaughan
« on: December 21, 2011, 12:49:41 PM »
Vaughan Sacrifices Holiday to Chase Ultimate Dream

Most twenty one year olds would jump at the chance to enjoy a holiday in Bali for the New Years Eve festivities but for budding Canberra Raiders star, Paul Vaughan, the chance to chase his dream is a more than adequate replacement.

After enjoying a stellar start to his career through his monstrous performances in the Toyota Cup, Vaughan is at the next hurdle in his bid to done the lime green of the Canberra Raiders in the NRL.

The Gungahlin Bulls junior was recently added to the fulltime first grade training squad and is going through the toughest pre season he has ever had to encounter.

“I’ve had to cancel my trip to Bali because it would have interfered with my training schedule. Hopefully it will all pay off but I’m more than happy to make these sacrifices to chase my dream,” Vaughan said.

“It has been very tough stepping up to first grade training for the first time this year. I didn’t really know what to expect but it’s been a really good learning curve.”

“It’s a really tough step up. The intensity in training picks up massively and it really is a big step up from 20s. I’ve just got to get used to it though and just keep training hard.”

The Raiders pack is littered with seasoned representative forwards who are more than happy to impart their wisdom onto the next batch of exciting young forward prospects in the Nation’s Capital. Something which Vaughan plans to take full advantage of.

“The big boys in the forwards have been showing the younger guys a few things on and off the field which has been really beneficial. Whitey [Brett White] and Tommy Learoyd-Lahrs in particular have been fantastic because they’ve been around the game for so long and they’re rep players too so it’s great that we’re able to learn off some of the best in the business.”

The 108kg second rower is set to be a prominent member of the Mounties club this year in the NSW Cup. The relationship between Mounties and the Raiders is designed to refine several promising Toyota Cup graduates into first grade worthy footballers.

“I can’t wait to play with Mounties. I want to have a really good year with Mounties and go from there. The NSW Cup is really good because it’s full of players with first grade experience so it’s good competition to test where you’re at and to see how you go against those players. I think it’s going to be a successful relationship between them and the Raiders.”

Source: Raiders.com.au

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« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2012, 06:29:30 PM »
Injury Update

NAME: Paul Vaughan
INJURY: Knee
SCHEDULE: Sustained a cut to his knee and will be monitored each week
DUE BACK: Rd 4

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Re: Paul Vaughan
« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2012, 03:27:10 PM »
The Canberra Raiders would like to congratulate our up and coming front rower Paul Vaughan on taking out the Players Player Award for Mounties in the NSW Cup for 2012.

Source: http://www.raiders.com.au/news-display/raiders/65166

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« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2013, 02:40:19 PM »
The Canberra Raiders have announced the re-signings of upcoming players Matt McIlwrick and Paul Vaughan today until the end of the 2015 season.

Source: http://www.raiders.com.au/news-display/Raiders-ReSign-McIlwrick-and-Vaughan/72738

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« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2013, 03:00:04 PM »
Canberra prop Paul Vaughan looks set to celebrate his birthday with a first grade debut as the Raiders look to fill the void left by injured star forwards David Shillington and Josh Papalii.

Vaughan is favourite to replace Shillington, who has ruled himself out of Saturday's trip to Townsville after damaging his ribs in Canberra's win over the Warriors.

It shapes as the best possible gift for Vaughan, who turns 22 on Tuesday when Canberra's side is named.

If selected, the Gungahlin Bulls junior faces a baptism of fire against North Queensland Cowboys Test props Matt Scott and James Tamou.

Read more: http://www.canberratimes.com.au/rugby-league/league-news/vaughan-might-celebrate-birthday-with-raiders-debut-20130422-2ib0v.html#ixzz2RCa8Krds

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« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2013, 06:11:13 PM »
Raiders rookie Paul Vaughan speaks to the media about making his NRL debut  this weekend against the Cowboys.

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« Reply #6 on: April 24, 2013, 01:01:30 AM »
Vaughan has eyes for Italy

He is about to tick a NRL debut off his bucket list and Canberra youngster Paul Vaughan has his sights set on snaring a starting World Cup spot with Italy.

There is no better audition than his battle with North Queensland's all-Australian front row Matt Scott and James Tamou on Saturday.

He was named to make his debut in Townsville, initiations don't come any tougher than the game's best prop combination.

Vaughan replaces prop David Shillington after he damaged his ribs in the Raiders' last opening win over the Warriors.

Read more: http://www.canberratimes.com.au/rugby-league/league-news/vaughan-has-eyes-for-italy-20130423-2id5w.html#ixzz2RIayPzij

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« Reply #7 on: May 02, 2013, 01:46:15 PM »
Vaughan hungry for more after NRL debut

Whilst it may not have been the result he desired, Paul Vaughan was nonetheless thrilled to have achieved his childhood dream of playing first grade for his beloved Canberra Raiders. Now he is hungry for more experience in the NRL.

Vaughan, a Gungahlin Bulls junior, grew up supporting the Green Machine as a youngster and eventually rose to the first grade line-up after working his way up from the junior representative sides.

“It obviously was a pretty disappointing result but it was a huge thing for me to be able to make my first grade debut for the Raiders,” said Vaughan.

“I’ve been at the club since I was 16 and I want to be here for the rest of my career. I felt really honoured that I got to be a part of the Raiders first grade side and now that I’ve got a taste I definitely want to retain my place in the team for next week and the rest of the year.”

Read more: http://www.raiders.com.au/news-display/raiders/73582

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« Reply #8 on: May 22, 2013, 04:36:04 PM »
Read About a Raider – Paul Vaughan

Read About a Raider is a weekly segment in which you, the club’s members, get to ask a specific player for that week any question you like. This week’s player is the young Italian Stallion Paul Vaughan.

Steve Gill: Hi Paul, it’s been great seeing you rise through the ranks of your local NRL club. What does it mean to you to play for the club that you grew up supporting?

Paul: Thanks Steve, I really appreciate your support mate. It was always great playing in the under 20s and having Raiders fans coming early to the games to support the players coming through the grades.

Playing in the NRL for the Raiders was always a dream of mine and I believe that it is a great honour to play for the club. Being a local junior and watching the Raiders and all the success they have had it’s a great feeling to become a part of that and something that I will never take for granted.

Jackson Mark: Who was your favourite player growing up and who did you try and model your game on as a youngster?

Paul: Hi Jackson, although we didn’t play the same position, my favourite player growing up was Darren Lockyer. He was an inspirational player and a great leader and I really enjoyed watching him play. The Broncos, Queensland and Australia could always count on him to come up with a big play when the pressure was on and off the field he was really humble and generous to fans.

Read more: http://www.raiders.com.au/news-display/raiders/75231

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« Reply #9 on: July 12, 2013, 10:09:58 PM »
Young prop in for the long haul

They're the NRL premiers boasting some of the game's biggest superstars, but rising Raiders prop Paul Vaughan said he never seriously entertained leaving his Canberra home for the Melbourne Storm.

Vaughan was yet to make his NRL debut and was outside Canberra's top-25 squad when he turned down interest from Storm coach Craig Bellamy and other rival clubs to re-sign with the Raiders until the end of 2015.

A Raiders tragic as a child, the 22-year-old has since played 10 NRL games because of injuries to big-name props Brett White and Tom Learoyd-Lahrs.

But the 22-year-old, who is averaging 93 metres a game off the bench, is set on holding his spot.

''There was a couple of clubs interested, but I knew I wanted to stay here for the rest of my career and don't want to go anywhere,'' he said.

Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/rugby-league/league-news/young-prop-in-for-the-long-haul-20130711-2ptbf.html#ixzz2Ypf4J2O9

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« Reply #10 on: September 03, 2013, 05:08:09 PM »
Paul Vaughan awarded the Don Elphick Medallion for Rookie of the Year

Rising star Paul Vaughan has received recognition for his stellar debut year in the NRL by being awarded the Don Elphick Medallion for Rookie of the Year at the recent Les McIntyre Medal presentation night for the Canberra Region Rugby League.

The award honours a local junior from the Canberra region who has come through the grades with the Raiders.

Past winners of the awards have been players of the ilk of Terry Campese , Mark McClinden, Joel Monaghan and Luke Priddis whilst Vaughan’s close friends Mark Nicholls and Sam Williams have also won the award over the past two years.

The award is a due reflection for not only the Gungahlin Bulls junior’s efforts in graduating to first grade, but for his admirable performances and development in a tough year for the Green Machine.

Read more: http://www.raiders.com.au/news-display/raiders/83576

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« Reply #11 on: September 24, 2013, 06:12:14 PM »
Vaughan: “This year has been unbelievable for me”

Raiders stars Terry Campese and Paul Vaughan along with NYC front rower Dennis Tomarchio have been named in the Italian squad for the upcoming World Cup.

Campese and Vaughan have been named in the official squad with Tomarchio named as one of the squad’s 11 shadow players.

After representing Australia in one Test in 2008, Campese now has the opportunity to represent his family’s heritage, something which is very dear to him.

For Vaughan, his selection caps off a sensational debut year in the NRL in which he took out the Raiders’ Rookie of the Year Award.

“This year has been unbelievable for me,” said Vaughan, who goes by the name of the Italian Stallion around Raiders HQ. “To make my NRL debut for the club that I grew up supporting was massive for me and to be selected in the Italian squad for the World Cup is an incredible way to top the year off."

Read more: http://www.raiders.com.au/news-display/raiders/85026

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« Reply #12 on: October 22, 2013, 01:22:51 PM »
2013 Player Review: Paul Vaughan

Local junior Paul Vaughan enjoyed a breakthrough season in 2013 in which he accomplished a host of achievements including his long-awaited NRL debut, receiving the Rookie of the Year Award at the club’s presentation night as well as selection in the Italian World Cup squad.

Vaughan rose through the Raiders junior ranks alongside friends Jarrad Kennedy, Matt McIlwrick and Sam Williams however Vaughan remained as the odd one out given that he was yet to make his first grade debut.

Raiders Recruitment Manager and Vaughan’s former NYC Coach David Hamilton had reassured Vaughan that his time will come if he keeps his head down and keeps working hard given that forwards, especially front-rowers, mature a lot later than players in other positions.

Vaughan took these words of advice on wholeheartedly and trained the house down in the pre-season, matching the seasoned forwards in the Raiders ranks in every training measure.

Read more: http://www.raiders.com.au/news-display/raiders/86120