Paul Emerick

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Paul Emerick
Paul Emerick Churchill Cup 2010 vs Russia.jpg
Full name Paul Louis Emerick
Date of birth (1980-01-24) January 24, 1980 (age 34)
Place of birth Emmetsburg, Iowa
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight 205 lb (93 kg)
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Centre, Wing
Amateur clubs
Years Club / team
2000–2004
2010
Northern Iowa Panthers
Malone RFC
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2004–2005
2005–2006
2006–2008
2008–2010
2010
2012
Amatori Catania
Overmach Parma
Newport Gwent Dragons
Overmach Parma
Ulster Rugby
London Wasps
1
5
43
38
2
4
(0)
(5)
(15)
(25)
(0)
(0)
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2003–2012  United States 53 (85) 17t
Sevens national teams
Years Club / team Comps
2002–2005, 2009–2010  United States 17 (145)
correct as of 28 Feb 2012.

Paul Emerick (born January 24, 1980) is a former USA international rugby player. He played centre or wing and last played professionally for London Wasps. [1]

Club[edit]

Emerick was born in Emmetsburg, Iowa,[1] and played his university rugby with the University of Northern Iowa Panthers. He then moved into senior rugby with the Chicago Lions[citation needed]. He moved to Italian rugby in the 2004–05 season joining Amatori Catania and then to Overmach Parma the following season. In the summer of 2006 Emerick completed a move to Celtic League side Newport Gwent Dragons, the side he helped knock out of the Heineken Cup in a playoff a few months earlier with Overmach Parma. In 2008 Emerick re-joined Italian club Overmach Parma from Welsh regional side Newport Gwent Dragons. Overmach Parma had gone through a re-organisation that saw the club merge with Noceto in August 2010 to form Crusaders Rugby Parma. In September 2010 he joined Ulster Rugby on a 3 month contract.[2] He signed a deal with London Wasps in February 2012. On August 7, 2013 Emerick announced his retiremtnt from professional rugby. [3]

International[edit]

Emerick was first capped by the USA Eagles in April 2003 against Spain and as of September 2011 Emerick has been capped 45 times scoring 15 tries (75 points). As of June 19, 2012, Emerick had notched 14 career tries for the United States, ranking him second on the all-time list and first among active players.[4]

Emerick received a yellow card in the closing minutes of the Eagles' 2007 Rugby World Cup match against England for a spear tackle on England's Olly Barkley which sent the English flyhalf flipping through the air, landing dangerously around his head. Emerick was subsequently suspended for five weeks, ruling him out of the remaining Rugby World Cup campaign.[5] He was suspended for ten weeks in 2009 for kicking Canadian center DTH van der Merwe in the head during a qualifying match for the 2011 Rugby World Cup.[6]

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