# Andrew Porter

Last month
November 2023
Porter's importance clear but how are Irish rugby's loosehead stocks?
In a new series, The 42 details the options in each position across the Irish provinces.
This year
'We're feeling like we've just started the tournament' - Porter
Andrew Porter says the squad are fit and fresh ahead of Saturday’s quarter-final date with New Zealand.
'If he gets under you, good night and good luck... He's immensely strong'
Andrew Porter is setting a new standard in athleticism and work rate at prop for Ireland.
'We’re well capable of taking anything that they can throw at us'
Andrew Porter has real confidence in Ireland’s scrum ahead of the Boks clash.
'It was incredibly humbling seeing how brave those kids were'
Ireland’s Andrew Porter was part of the visit to a children’s hospital in France.
'You don’t see many URCs on the jersey' - 5th European star the focus for Porter
The Leinster prop anticipates another tight battle with La Rochelle this weekend.
'The last time you could come and buy a ticket on the day of the game was 2015'
The ex-Munster man working with ROG and Ryan in La Rochelle
'It’s important to show people who we are' - Porter gives Netflix a glimpse at life off the pitch
The Ireland prop also discusses his interest in heavy metal music and the ‘incredible’ Finlay Bealham.
Gatland would give Porter 'kick up the backside' if he was his coach
The Ireland prop was penalised for a late tackle on Wales fullback Liam Williams.
'I'd be getting sick before games' - Porter has calmed the big-match nerves
Ireland’s loosehead prop is excited about a big scrum battle in Cardiff.
'It's just me doing my job, but I can see how happy it makes my family'
Ireland international Andrew Porter recently hit the 100-cap mark for Leinster.
Last year
'It's about winning trophies' - Six Nations and World Cup in view for Ireland
Andy Farrell believes he and his squad learned plenty from their autumn clean sweep.
Henshaw and Carbery ruled out of Ireland's clash with Wallabies
Johnny Sexton, James Ryan, Andrew Porter, Josh van der Flier, and Hugo Keenan hope to return.
Defusing the bomb squad - the Ireland prop relishing the toughest test of his career
Andrew Porter has met every challenge put in front of him in his professional career but Saturday’s exam will be his hardest one yet.
Porter: Expect a 'more direct, aggressive and physical' Leinster this season
Andrew Porter says the province’s pack are approaching the season with a new mindset.
Andrew Porter's citing for high tackle on All Black Brodie Retallick is dismissed
The incident occurred during Saturday’s series-clinching win in Wellington.
Ireland's Andrew Porter cited for his high tackle on Brodie Retallick
The Irish prop was shown a yellow card by Wayne Barnes during the game.
Leinster's Andrew Porter still striving to become an 'all-round player'
The 26-year-old has established himself as a key man for the province since switching to loosehead.
'It's great to have that power' - Return of Porter and Kelleher adds punch to Leinster pack
The two Ireland internationals are back from injury to start against Connacht at the Aviva Stadium tomorrow.
'He's had an amazing impact' - Leinster prepare for next chapter as Dawson era nears end
Leo Cullen has thanked outgoing CEO Mick Dawson for the faith he has shown in him.
Andrew Porter to miss key Champions Cup fixtures following ankle surgery
The Leinster prop is expected to miss the European double-header with Connacht as well as a series of URC interpro derbies.
Big blow for Ireland as Porter ruled out of the rest of the Six Nations
The Leinster loosehead picked up an ankle injury last weekend against Italy.
'If you don't think our boys are the best in the world then tell me who’s better?’
Ireland’s newish front row has the potential to lead the team to greatness. The rugby world is about to discover their magic.
'They're an incredible team but we're definitely more than capable'
Andrew Porter and Ireland will bring confidence into Saturday’s clash with France.
'Remarkable individual' Porter part of a punchy Ireland front row
Rónan Kelleher has been impressed at how seamlessly his team-mate has switched to loosehead.
'You definitely use it as motivation' - Leinster raring to go after extended break
Andrew Porter says the province have raised the intensity in training after seeing a string of fixtures postponed.
All time
Andrew Porter latest Irish international to be tied down to new contract
He has renewed to the end of 2024/25 season.
'He's comfortable in his own shoes. He doesn't get fazed by a lot of things'
Leinster forwards coach Robin McBryde on Ireland prop Andrew Porter.
From posing for a photo with Jonah Lomu to beating the All Blacks - Andrew Porter's journey
Andrew Porter is relishing the prospect of testing himself against the world’s best.
Andrew Porter shows solidarity with Ireland women's team as World Cup fall-out continues
Porter has said he is ’100 per cent’ in support of the Ireland women’s team.
'There’s still a bit of teething' - Porter settling back into life at loosehead
The Leinster and Ireland prop has moved back across the scrum from tighthead.
'He’s a hell of a player' - Furlong excited by Porter's move across the front row
The Leinster pair could both start for Ireland against Japan on Saturday.
'You want your best players on the pitch at the same time'
Leinster hope to have even more impact from their front row this season.
Leo Cullen: 'Andrew and Cian are open-minded about this change - they've embraced it'
Leinster coach Leo Cullen has backed Cian Healy and Andrew Porter to prosper in their switch across the front-row.
Porter and Leavy passed fit ahead of Leinster's season opener with the Bulls
Leo Cullen’s team take on the South African side at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday.
'He's remarkably resilient, and I think his best years are ahead of him'
Andrew Porter has been praised for his response to being ruled out of the Lions tour.
'Really bad luck' for Andrew Porter as Ireland prop is ruled out of Lions tour
Due to injury, the 25-year-old Dubliner’s place has been taken by England’s Kyle Sinckler.
It's easy to see the sense in Gatland's side of the Sexton debate
The Ireland captain has paid the price for a frustrating run of injuries.
'What you don’t want to do is mess around with somebody like Ports'
Robin McBryde says the tighthead needs to be included in any discussions about his best position going forward.
Furlong looking to put 'rough patches' behind him after long lay-off
The Ireland tightead recently spent 11 months out of action.
Ireland have two superb tightheads. Should Porter switch back to loosehead?
The Wexford man has made two encouraging sub appearances but Porter has been in excellent form.