Paul Emerick – Irish Rugby Tours USA Rugby Ambassador

Irish Rugby Tours are delighted to announce Paul Emerick as our USA Rugby Ambassador. Paul is a true professional in every aspect and we are over the moon to have him as part of our Team here at Irish Rugby Tours.

Paul was born in Emmetsburg, Iowa and played his university rugby with the University of Northern Iowa Panthers. He then moved into senior rugby with the Chicago Lions.

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 theHeineken Cup in a playoff a few months earlier with Overmach Parma.

In 2008 he 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. He signed a deal with London Wasps in February 2012. On August 7, 2013 Paul announced his retirement from professional rugby.

Paul was first capped by the USA Eagles in April 2003 against Spain and as of September 2011 and has been capped 45 times scoring 15 tries (75 points).

As of June 19, 2012 he had notched 14 career tries for the United States, ranking him second on the all-time list and first among active players.