Wednesday 11 December 2019

Double century for Archer as prop keeps on learning

Stephen Archer
Stephen Archer

Declan Rooney

Munster prop Stephen Archer says he is delighted to get the chance to work with Graham Rowntree and he says he has been hugely impressed with the impact he has made since his arrival in recent weeks.

Archer is scheduled to make his 200th appearance for the province against Edinburgh tonight and thinks the Munster set-piece will benefit from having the former England, Leicester and Lions coach on the payroll.

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"Being a young prop I always looked over at the English teams and the English scrum and he was part of a really successful Leicester unit at the time," said Archer.

"We were waiting all summer and there was that anticipation of him arriving. He's going to be a great help for the front-rows around here and obviously I am really looking forward to working with him.

"So far it has been really good. He's a really enthusiastic fella. He's full of gusto but it's really good gusto, it's really detailed stuff. We've had a lot of hard sessions with him so far."

Archer made his debut ten years ago and will join Billy Holland as the only current players with 200 Munster caps to their name.

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