Senior Debut: v Edinburgh, October 2009, Murrayfield
Heineken Cup Debut: v Castres Olympique, January 2012, Thomond Park
Club: Cork Constitution
Previous Club: UCC
International Honours: Ireland U20; Ireland Wolfhounds; Ireland
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.
Archer finished out the 2012/13 season on the side-line after dislocating a bone in his left wrist in the Rabo game against Dragons in April, and is expected to return to full contact training at the end of July.
Made a good start to the 2013/14 season and was called into Joe Schmidt's first Irish squad for the Guinness Series earning his second cap against Australia.
Named in the extended Ireland squad for the 2014 Six Nations.