Andrew Porter signs new IRFU contract until end of 2024/25 season

Andrew Porter has played 40 times for Ireland
Andrew Porter has played 40 times for Ireland

Ireland prop Andrew Porter has agreed to a new long-term deal with the Irish Rugby Football Union until the end of the 2024/25 season.

Porter started his Ireland career in 2017 with his debut game coming against the United States of America and has gone on to play 40 times for his country. He also featured in five games in Ireland's 2019 World Cup campaign and was part of the squad that clinched the Grand Slam in 2019.

“It is a really exciting time for Irish Rugby with both Ireland and Leinster in a good place and with ambition to get better," Porter said.

"It was fantastic to have crowds back in the stadiums over the past couple of months and it makes a huge difference to the players on the field. Hopefully we will be back to full stadia in the months ahead."

A former Ireland Under 20 international, the 25-year-old was selected for the British and Irish Lions tour of South Africa in the summer before an injury cut down his participation.

Porter entered the Leinster academy in 2016 and in the same year he went on to make his senior debut with the club and went on to win four Pro14 titles and a European Champions Cup triumph.

"Andrew worked incredibly hard to transition from loosehead to the tighthead role and has shown the same dedication and application to revert back in recent months," said IRFU Performance Director David Nucifora.

"He has proven his credentials on the tighthead side and took a big step during November to show that he can be a force at international level on the loosehead side. It will be exciting to see how his career progresses over the coming seasons."


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