Paul Emery

Squad No.
Date of Birth December 12, 1979
Age 43
Season 2022/23, 2021/22, 2019/20, 2018/19
Team Erdington RFC 1st XV, Erdington RFC 2nd XV
Position No. 8

Erdington RFC 1st XV

21 (7) 4 0 0 0 0 0 0

Erdington RFC 2nd XV

1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0


  1. Why did you start playing rugby?


I dipped my toe into rugby when I was at Uni. I was in Northampton in the year they won the Heineken cup so rugby was a big thing in the town. After that my uncle convinced me to join Ashby where he was the 3rd team captain.


  1. How long have you played for ERFC?


2 years, having not played since 2006.


  1. Why did you choose Erdington RFC?


As a family we met a couple of the players (Steve Murray and Dave Owen) at the Erdington festival and the kids decided they wanted to have a go. After a couple of weeks coming along to training with the kids I decided I liked the ‘feel’ of the club and decided to see if my knee could handle playing or a few years.


  1. Any pre-match routines/habits?


Not really, I’ve never been superstitious about stuff like that.


  1. Best rugby memory?


Having such a long break and changing from a back to a forward makes it hard to pick a best memory so I’ll go with my best from ERFC which was scoring off the back of a scrum away at Spartans last year, about 4 of them got hands on me but couldn’t stop me. Around that time I felt I was really finding my feet back playing but the niggly injuries since have been frustrating.


  1. As a forward, what’s your opinion on the ERFC backs?


I think there’s loads of potential in there but a few don’t have the confidence to really back themselves and demand the ball so they end up taking passes at a standstill or a jog. If we can get the backs hitting the line at pace more, I can see a lot of tries from them.