- 182 cm
- 111 kg
- Date of Birth:
- 30 November 1991
- Lapaha, TNG
- Debut Club:
- New Zealand Warriors
- Brisbane Broncos
- 19 July 2014
- Previous Club:
- Gold Coast Titans
- Junior Club:
- Mangere East Hawks
The powerhouse forward has come back home after signing a two-year contract with the Vodafone Warriors. A 2011 NYC premiership winner with the Vodafone Junior Warriors, he rejoined his first NRL club after making 54 appearances for the Gold Coast Titans over the last three seasons.
He’s the third former Vodafone Warrior to confirm his return to Mount Smart Stadium for the 2018 season. The club also secured Kiwi utility back Peta Hiku from Warrington and back rower Matiu Love-Henry from Brisbane after they had played for the Vodafone Warriors at NYC level earlier in their careers. Paasi was the seventh signing for 2018, one of the others being his Gold Coast team-mate Leivaha Pulu. The others secured have been Tohu Harris (Melbourne), Gerard Beale (Cronulla) and Adam Blair (Brisbane) plus Hiku and Love-Henry. They were later followed by Blake Green (Manly).
After his NRL debut for the Vodafone Warriors in 2014, Paasi linked up with the Titans from 2015-2017, playing 18 times in his first season and all 25 in 2016 before injury restricted him to 11 games this year.
He was outstanding at the 2016 NRL Auckland Nines at Eden Park when he helped the Titans to the semi-finals and was named in the team of the tournament. It was the precursor to an impressive NRL campaign when he scored five tries while averaging 11 runs and 105 metres a game as well as 20 tackles a game. His key statistics were similar in his disrupted 2017 season.
A Mangere East Hawks junior, Paasi attended Keebra Park State High School on the Gold Coast before joining the Vodafone Warriors. In his only NYC season in 2011, he played 21 games and was used off the bench in the 31-30 golden point grand final win over the North Queensland Cowboys. He went on to play for the Vulcans (2012-2013) and the Vodafone Warriors (2014) in the New South Wales Cup (now the Intrust Super Premiership) before being signed by the Titans.
Paasi and his partner Chloe have three sons and are expecting a fourth child.
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- Total Points
- Average Points
2018 Season - By Round
|Round||Opponent||Score||Position||Minutes Played||Tries||Goals||Points||Kicking Metres||Try Assists||Linebreaks||Tackle Breaks||Post Contact Metres||Offloads||Receipts||Tackles Made||Missed Tackles||Total Running Metres||Hit Up Running Metres||Kick Return Metres|
|3||Raiders||Won||19 - 20||Lock||19||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||14||-||3||17||3||26||27||-|
|4||Roosters||Won||6 - 30||Prop||38||-||-||-||-||-||-||1||25||3||13||9||2||73||74||-|
|5||Cowboys||Won||22 - 12||Prop||30||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||37||-||8||22||1||75||75||-|
|6||Broncos||Lost||18 - 27||Prop||40||-||-||-||-||-||-||3||28||1||13||26||5||111||72||39|
|7||Dragons||Won||20 - 12||Prop||33||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||18||1||9||27||3||70||56||12|
|8||Storm||Lost||50 - 10||Prop||32||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||16||2||6||14||1||47||36||11|
|9||Wests Tigers||Won||26 - 4||Prop||41||-||-||-||-||-||-||4||56||4||19||15||1||171||138||33|
|10||Roosters||Lost||0 - 32||Prop||33||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||24||2||10||23||1||101||64||37|
|11||Eels||Won||14 - 24||Prop||44||-||-||-||12||-||-||1||40||1||16||22||2||104||94||10|
|12||Rabbitohs||Lost||10 - 30||Prop||46||1||-||4||-||-||1||3||36||-||15||27||2||112||105||7|
|14||Sea Eagles||Won||14 - 34||Prop||47||-||-||-||-||-||-||4||57||1||15||22||7||141||129||12|
|15||Cowboys||Won||16 - 23||Prop||29||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||27||1||7||19||2||73||56||17|
Career By Season
|Year||Played||Won||Lost||Drawn||Win %||Tries||Goals||Points||Kicking Metres||Kicking Metres Average||Tackle Breaks||Post Contact Metres||Offloads||Tackles Made||Missed Tackles||Total Running Metres||Average Running Metres||Kick Return Metres||Total Points||Average Points|
|Year Start||Year End||Played||Won||Lost||Drawn||Win %||Tries||Goals||Points||Kicking Metres||Kicking Metres Average||Tackle Breaks||Post Contact Metres||Offloads||Tackles Made||Missed Tackles||Total Running Metres||Average Running Metres||Kick Return Metres||Total Points||Average Points|