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; Emerging Ireland; 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 PRO12 game against Dragons in April.
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.
At the end of March Archer sustained a bulging disc in his neck at training and completed his 13/14 season rehabbing the injury.
Was included in the Ireland squad for the 2014 Guinness Series.
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.
|DOB||29th Jan 1988|
|Height||1.88 m (6' 2")|
|Weight||120 kg (18 st 12 lb)|
|Honours||Ireland (2 caps)|