Paulo heading back to Parramatta on monster deal

Steve Zemek
Paulo heading back to Parramatta on monster deal

One of the final pieces of the NRL prop puzzle has fallen into place with Canberra's Junior Paulo agreeing to return to Parramatta on a four-year deal from next season.

After three years with the Raiders, Paulo will return to Sydney's west on a contract worth a reported $3 million.

The deal has big ramifications for both clubs with the Eels to receive an injection of size and strength, something they've been accused of lacking this year.

The Raiders will now be forced to recruit a big forward after Paulo's front-row partner Shannon Boyd last week signed with the Gold Coast.

"I'm looking forward to having Junior back at Parramatta," Eels coach Brad Arthur said.

Paulo is headed back to Parramatta. Pic: Getty

"It is always great to have a local Parramatta Eels junior return to our club and I know Junior will be an asset to our team next year."

The prop merry-go-round is now almost complete with Brisbane's Matt Lodge the only big-name front-rower still off-contract.

Titans prop Jarrod Wallace agreed to terms to remain on the Gold Coast while Queensland Origin forward Tim Glasby will leave Melbourne to be part of Newcastle's rebuild.