Stephen Archer

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Stephen Archer
Date of birth (1988-01-29) 29 January 1988 (age 26)
Place of birth Cork , Ireland
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 120 kg (18 st 13 lb, 265 lb)
School Christian Brothers College, Cork
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Prop
Amateur clubs
Years Club / team
Cork Constitution
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2009–present Munster 72 (10)
correct as of 13 Sep 2014.
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2013–present
2012–present
Ireland
Wolfhounds
2
2
(0)
(0)
correct as of 26 Jan 2014.

Stephen Archer (born 29 January 1988 in Cork, Ireland) is an Irish rugby union player for Munster in the Pro 12 and European Rugby Champions Cup. He plays his club rugby with Cork Constitution. He plays as a Prop.

Munster[edit]

Archer made his Munster debut as a replacement against Edinburgh on 23 October 2009, during a Celtic League fixture.[1] He was part of the historic Munster team that beat Australia 15-6 at Thomond Park on 16 November 2010.[2] He made his Heineken Cup debut as a replacement in Munster's Round 5 26-10 win against Castres Olympique on 14 January 2012, during the 2011–12 Heineken Cup.[3]

Archer was part of the team that defeated newly crowned Heineken Cup champions, and arch-rivals, Leinster 19-9 in the 2011 Magners League Grand Final on 28 May 2011.[4] With Munster A, Archer won the 2011–12 British and Irish Cup.[5] He scored his first try for Munster in a RaboDirect Pro12 league fixture against Ulster on 5 May 2012.

He signed a two-year contract extension with Munster in January 2013.[6]

Ireland[edit]

He has represented Ireland at underage levels up to Under-20.

Archer received his first senior call-up when he was selected in the Ireland Wolfhounds squad for their game against England Saxons in January 2012.[7] He made his Wolfhounds debut in the England Saxons on 28 January 2012.[8]

He was selected on the bench for Ireland's 2013 Six Nations Championship game against France on 9 March 2013, his first senior call-up,[9] though he did not come on during the 13-13 draw.[10] Archer made his senior debut for Ireland a week later, coming off the bench against Italy.

On 23 October 2013, Archer was named in the Ireland squad for the 2013 Autumn Tests.[11] He came off the bench against Australia on 16 November 2013 to win his second cap.[12]

Archer came off the bench for Ireland Wolfhounds against England Saxons on 25 January 2014.[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "No Consolation At All In Murrayfield". munsterrugby.ie. 23 October 2009. Retrieved 18 May 2012. 
  2. ^ "Class of 2010 Excel". munsterrugby.ie. 17 November 2010. Retrieved 18 May 2012. 
  3. ^ "Munster through to last eight". ercrugby.com. 14 January 2012. Retrieved 18 May 2012. 
  4. ^ "Munster Crowned Magners League Champions". munsterrugby.ie. 28 May 2011. Retrieved 18 May 2012. 
  5. ^ "Munster Prove Too Strong". munsterrugby.ie. 27 April 2012. Retrieved 29 April 2012. 
  6. ^ "Archer & Keatley Extend Their Contracts". munsterrugby.ie. 22 January 2013. Retrieved 22 January 2013. 
  7. ^ "Ireland And O2 Ireland Wolfhounds Squads Announced". irishrugby.ie. 18 January 2012. Retrieved 19 January 2012. 
  8. ^ "Defeat For Ireland Wolfhounds In Exeter". irishrugby.ie. 28 January 2012. Retrieved 18 May 2012. 
  9. ^ "Jackson Named To Start Against France". irishrugby.ie. 7 March 2013. Retrieved 9 March 2013. 
  10. ^ "Six Nations 2013: France recover to draw with Ireland". BBC Sport. 9 March 2013. Retrieved 10 March 2013. 
  11. ^ "Ireland Squad Announced For GUINNESS Series". irishrugby.ie. 23 October 2013. Retrieved 2 November 2013. 
  12. ^ "Ireland Undone By Four-Try Wallabies". irishrugby.ie. 16 November 2013. Retrieved 18 November 2013. 
  13. ^ "Wolfhounds Hold On For Hard-Fought Victory". irishrugby.ie. 25 January 2014. Retrieved 26 January 2014. 

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