Shannon Paku contributed attacking flair and strong defence to Manawatu's backline of 2010. Paku was a part of the 2006 Maori All Blacks that won the Churchill Cup. He also played for both the Blues and the Hurricanes before moving overseas to play in France. Since retiring in 2011, Paku has become an owner of a milk truck business. He would later go on to be chief executive of Manawatu Rugby.
- Position: Fullback
- Number of Manawatu Games: 13
- High School Club: St Stephens College
- Nationality: New Zealand
- Date of Birth: 23 September 1980