Stephen Archer rugby player
Stephen Archer rugby player

Stephen Archer

29th Jan 1988 1.88m/120kg Tighthead Prop

A Cork native & product of the Munster Rugby Academy, Archer secured a development contract for season 2010/11 and moved on to a senior contract at the start of season 2011/12.

He made his first Heineken Cup appearance off the bench against Castres in Thomond Park in January '12, and then went on to start for Ireland A against England in Sandy Park.

His first Irish senior cap came as a replacement against Italy in the 2013 Six Nations in Rome.

Signed a three year contract extension with the province in December 2014. Archer impressed after Christmas and was exceptional in the narrow PRO12 semi-final win over Ospreys.

Part of the Emerging Ireland squad that won the 2015 Tblisi Cup in Georgia.

Sustained a neck injury against Glasgow in October 2015 that saw him miss much of the season. Returned to action the following March against Dragons where he won his 100th cap for the province. Finished out the 2015/16 season with 9 appearances.

At the start of the 2018/19 season, Archer has played 162 times for Munster, scoring 15 points.

As of the 2018/2019 Champions Cup, Archer has had 30 European appearances.

(LS August 2018)
ML 6/10/18

Career

munster Munster Rugby
Loosehead Prop
2011 - present
irish_rugby_logo Irish Wolfhounds
Tighthead Prop
2014 - present
Christian Brothers College logo CBC Cork
Tighthead Prop
Cork Constitution FC logo Cork Constitution FC
Tighthead Prop
ireland Ireland
Tighthead Prop
2013 - 2015