A hard-nosed prop with the ability to cover both sides of the scrum. Paranihi returned to Manawatu in 2017 after spending time in the Canterbury system and a year out on loan to Counties Manukau.
- Position: Tighthead Prop
- Number of Manawatu Games: 10
- High School Club: Tu Toa
- Manawatu Club: Feilding Old Boys Oroua
- Nationality: New Zealand
- Date of Birth: 14 November 1990