League Debut: v Ulster, January 2010, Ravenhill
Heineken Cup Debut: v Northampton Saints, November 2011, Thomond Park
Club: Cork Constitution
Internationals Honours: Ireland Schools;Ireland Under 18; Ireland Under 20; Ireland A; Ireland
Educated at PBC and captained the Ireland U20s. In his final year with the Academy Peter made his Magners League off the bench against Ulster (Jan 2010) and captained Munster to the final of the inaugural British and Irish Cup that season.
Awarded a senior contract at the start of 2011/12 season, he captained Munster in five of their opening games, made his Heineken Cup debut in Round One and scored a try in the second game away to Castres Olympique.
He won his first senior International cap against Italy (Feb '12), was included in the Irish squad for the June tour to New Zealand and played in all three Tests, starting the final one in Hamliton at number 8.
Captained the Irish team in their summer tour of North America and took over the Munster captaincy after the departure of Doug Howlett at the end of the 2012/13 season.
Scored the crucial bonus-point try against Edinburgh as Munster secured a home Heineken Cup quarter-final against Toulouse.
Played a vital part in Ireland's successful 2014 Six Nations campaign. Won the Man of the Match award against Wales but missed the win over Italy before returning for the win in Paris that secured the Championship.
Sustained a shoulder injury in Munster's Heineken Cup quarter-final victory against Toulouse in Thomond Park and after a reconstructive shoulder surgery is ruled out for the remainder of the season. While rehabbing his left shoulder, he also underwent keyhole surgery on his right shoulder, using his time on the side-lines to repair an ongoing issue.
Made a return to action in Munster's away PRO12 win over Leinster in the AVIVA Stadium last October.
Featured for Ireland in the Guinness Series victories over South Africa and Australia in November 2014.
|DOB||17th Sep 1989|
|Height||1.91 m (6' 3")|
|Weight||107 kg (16 st 11 lb)|
|Honours||Ireland (25 caps)|