Paul Emery

Squad No.
Date of Birth December 12, 1979
Age 42
Season 2018/19, 2019/20, 2021/22
Team Erdington RFC 2nd XV, Erdington RFC 1st XV
Position No. 8
Birthplace

Erdington RFC 2nd XV

PL TR CON PEN DG YC RC POM
1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Erdington RFC 1st XV

PL TR CON PEN DG YC RC POM
21 (7) 4 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.