Paul Alo-Emile, born on December 22, 1991, is a Samoan rugby union player who primarily plays as a prop. He currently plays for Stade Français Paris in the Top 14, the premier rugby union competition in France.
Alo-Emile, of Samoan heritage, was born in New Zealand and grew up in Brisbane, Australia. He attended Brisbane State High School, where he showcased his rugby talent and represented the Australian Schoolboys. In 2009, he was part of the Queensland side that won the Australian Schools Rugby title. Alo-Emile also had a background in American football, having represented Queensland in Gridiron.
His rugby career progressed as he joined the Australian under-20s in 2010, participating in the IRB Junior World Championship in 2011. He played against various top teams, including England, France, New Zealand, Scotland, South Africa, and Tonga.
In terms of his professional club career, Alo-Emile joined the Western Force in 2011 but did not make any appearances for the first team. He later moved to the Melbourne Rebels in 2012, where he gained Super Rugby experience.
After the 2013 Super Rugby season, he joined Waikato for the 2013 ITM Cup season.
In November 2014, Alo-Emile announced his move to Stade Français Paris, joining the team at the end of the Super Rugby season. He has since become a regular in the starting lineup and signed a three-year contract extension with the club in March 2018. His brother Moses Eneliko also plays for Stade Français Paris.
Internationally, Alo-Emile represents Samoa. He was named in Samoa's training squad for the 2019 Rugby World Cup and ultimately made it into the final 31-man squad for the tournament. He has been a valuable asset to the Samoan national team and has also featured in the Pacific Nations Cup.
Ahead of the World Rugby Cup 2023, Alo-Emile has been named in the squad for Samoa.
|2015 - present
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