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‘I’ve struggled with mental health for years’ — Ireland prop Andrew Porter tells of his challenging teen years in Netflix documentary on Six Nations

‘I’ve struggled with mental health for years’  — Ireland prop Andrew Porter tells of his challenging teen years in Netflix documentary on Six Nations

Andrew Porter

Andrew Porter

Tabitha Monahan

“We’re going to cut straight to the chase: how tough do you have to be to play rugby?” a crew member from Six Nations: Full Contact asks Irish rugby star Andrew Porter in the opening scene of the Netflix show.

The loosehead prop reaches for his left ear. It’s bloody and a cauliflower ear, which many rugby players develop.

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