Andrew Porter (rugby union)

Andrew Porter
Full name Andrew Porter
Date of birth (1996-01-16) 16 January 1996
Place of birth Dublin, Ireland
Height 1.84 m (6 ft ½ in)
Weight 125 kg (19 st 9 lb, 275 lb)[1]
School St. Andrew's College Dublin
University University College Dublin
Rugby union career
Current status
Position(s) Loosehead Prop
Playing career
Position Loosehead Prop
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2016- Leinster 1
correct as of 6 Oct 2016.
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2014-16 Ireland u20 12 (10)
correct as of 6 Oct 2016.

Andrew Porter is an Irish rugby union player for Leinster Rugby. His preferred position is loosehead prop. He entered the Leinster academy in Summer 2016 and made his senior first team debut off the bench against Benetton Treviso in the first game of the season on 2 September.[2] He previously starred for the Ireland u20 team for two seasons, including being involved in their best ever result in the Junior World Championship in 2016, when they finished runners-up. He made twelve appearances and scored two tries over the two seasons of his involvement with the squad.[3]

Porter played rugby for St. Andrew's College, Dublin where he attended the school from 2008-2014.[4]

Porter is noted for his strength and power at such a young age - he can squat 350 kg (772 lb), making him already one of the strongest rugby players in the world aged just 20 and in his first year under professional contract.[5] Despite this, he is also noted for his surprising speed and mobility in the loose, as evidenced by his making a break and scoring a try from inside his own half in the 2015-16 season for UCD in the AIL League.[6]


  1. "Leinster : European Rugby Champions Cup (EPCR)". 2014-09-25. Retrieved 2016-10-06.
  2. TimeKO 14:05. "Leinster Academy Squad | Players | Profiles | Academy : Leinster Academy | The Team | Leinster Rugby | Official website". Retrieved 2016-10-06.
  3. Andrew Porter. "Ireland U20 Squad | Profiles : Irish Rugby | Official Website". Retrieved 2016-10-06.
  4. "Greg Jones and Andrew Porter". St. Andrew's College Dublin. Retrieved 2016-12-01.
  5. "5 U20 stars who made a Championship semi-final look ridiculously easy today". 2016-06-20. Retrieved 2016-10-06.
  6. O'Brien, Brendan (2016-02-11). "Colossus Andrew Porter about far more than just raw power". Irish Examiner. Retrieved 2016-10-06.

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