Ermi was a very important member of the 5ths/Extra Bs and, like all the better props, his game went beyond the scrum and lineout. Equally happy in the loose, with ball in hand, or in the tackle. His involvement did not stop at the touch line. Like anyone who plays rugby for fun, Ermi recognised the importance of the social side of the game and his contribution to the post-match activities made him popular and likeable company.
As a person, Ermi was as solid and dependable as he was a prop, and he will be sorely missed by the London Scottish club and everyone who played with him. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.