Stephen Archer

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Stephen Archer
Date of birth (1988-01-29) 29 January 1988 (age 29)
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
Position(s) Prop
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)

Cork Constitution ()
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2009–present Munster 130 ((15))
Correct as of 23 April 2017
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2008
2012–14
2013–present
2015
Ireland U20
Ireland Wolfhounds
Ireland
Emerging Ireland
8
2
2
3
((5)
(0)
(0)
(0))
Correct as of 22 June 2015

Stephen Archer (born 29 January 1988 in Cork, Ireland) is an Irish rugby union player for Munster in the Pro12 and European Rugby Champions Cup. He plays as a Prop and represents Cork Constitution in club rugby.

Munster[edit]

On 23 October 2009, Archer made his Munster debut as a replacement against Edinburgh 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 2011–12 Pro12 league fixture against Ulster on 5 May 2012.

He signed a two-year contract extension with Munster in January 2013.[6] In October 2015, Archer was ruled out for a number of months after sustaining a neck injury that required surgery.[7]

Ireland[edit]

Archer has represented Ireland at underage levels up to Under-20. He received his first senior call-up when he was selected in the Ireland Wolfhounds squad for their game against England Saxons in January 2012.[8] He went on to make his Wolfhounds debut against England Saxons on 28 January 2012.[9]

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,[10] though he did not come on during the 13-13 draw.[11] 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.[12] He came off the bench against Australia on 16 November 2013 to win his second cap.[13]

Archer came off the bench for Ireland Wolfhounds against England Saxons on 25 January 2014.[14] He was named in the Ireland squad for the 2014 Guinness Series on 21 October 2014.[15]

Archer was named in the Emerging Ireland squad for the 2015 World Rugby Tbilisi Cup on 19 May 2015.[16] He started in the opening 25-0 win against Emerging Italy on 13 June 2015.[17] Archer started in the 33-7 win against Uruguay on 17 June 2015.[18] He also started in the 45-12 win against Georgia on 21 June 2015, a win which secured the tournament for Emerging Ireland.[19]

Honours[edit]

Emerging Ireland[edit]

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. Archived from the original on July 20, 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. ^ "Side Named For Cardiff". munsterrugby.ie. 16 October 2015. Retrieved 16 October 2015. 
  8. ^ "Ireland And O2 Ireland Wolfhounds Squads Announced". irishrugby.ie. 18 January 2012. Archived from the original on January 19, 2012. Retrieved 19 January 2012. 
  9. ^ "Defeat For Ireland Wolfhounds In Exeter". irishrugby.ie. 28 January 2012. Retrieved 18 May 2012. 
  10. ^ "Jackson Named To Start Against France". irishrugby.ie. 7 March 2013. Retrieved 9 March 2013. 
  11. ^ "Six Nations 2013: France recover to draw with Ireland". BBC Sport. 9 March 2013. Retrieved 10 March 2013. 
  12. ^ "Ireland Squad Announced For GUINNESS Series". irishrugby.ie. 23 October 2013. Retrieved 2 November 2013. 
  13. ^ "Ireland Undone By Four-Try Wallabies". irishrugby.ie. 16 November 2013. Archived from the original on November 21, 2013. Retrieved 18 November 2013. 
  14. ^ "Wolfhounds Hold On For Hard-Fought Victory". irishrugby.ie. 25 January 2014. Retrieved 26 January 2014. 
  15. ^ "Ireland Name 37 Man Squad For Guinness Series". irishrugby.ie. 21 October 2014. Retrieved 21 October 2014. 
  16. ^ "Emerging Ireland Squad Named For Tbilisi Cup". irishrugby.ie. 19 May 2015. Retrieved 19 May 2015. 
  17. ^ "Emerging Ireland Off The Mark With Bonus Point Win". irishrugby.ie. 13 June 2015. Retrieved 14 June 2015. 
  18. ^ "Two From Two In Tbilisi Cup". munsterrugby.ie. 17 June 2015. Retrieved 17 June 2015. 
  19. ^ "Emerging Ireland Lift Tbilisi Cup After Third Bonus Point Win". irishrugby.ie. 21 June 2015. Retrieved 22 June 2015. 

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