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#CJ Stander

# cj-stander - Monday 23 April, 2018

Pick your favourite out of these three brilliant nominees for Rugby Players Ireland Try of the Year Scores On The Doors This post contains videos

Pick your favourite out of these three brilliant nominees for Rugby Players Ireland Try of the Year

CJ Stander, Andrew Conway and Jacob Stockdale all made the shortlist, but there is a notable absentee.

# cj-stander - Sunday 22 April, 2018

As it happened: Racing 92 v Munster, Champions Cup semi-final

We went minute-by-minute in Bordeaux as Racing earned a place alongside Leinster in the Bilbao final on 12 May.

Munster not thinking about all-Irish final before facing the heat in Bordeaux

Peter O’Mahony and his side have a big hurdle in front of them in the shape of Racing 92.

# cj-stander - Sunday 8 April, 2018

'It was great being back, I remember coming to this stadium from the age of four'

Local boy CJ Stander relished the chance to play at Outeniqua Park yesterday, as Munster defeated the Southern Kings in the Pro14.

'It was a very good contest' - Van Graan satisfied with Munster's battling bonus-point win

Munster came from behind to defeat the Southern Kings in George on Saturday to book their place in the Guinness PRO14 Final Series.

# cj-stander - Saturday 7 April, 2018

Munster earn bonus-point win in South Africa Success This post contains videos

Munster earn bonus-point win in South Africa

Niall Scannell, Calvin Nash, CJ Stander, Dan Goggin, Rhys Marshall and Dave Kilcoyne all crossed over for the visitors.

# cj-stander - Friday 6 April, 2018

CJ Stander will captain Munster tomorrow in his hometown of George

The 28-year-old leads a Munster team featuring 10 changes from last weekend.

# cj-stander - Monday 19 March, 2018

Only 4 Irish players make the cut in Opta's Team of the Six Nations

Conor Murray was selected as the analysts’ Player of the Tournament.

# cj-stander - Sunday 18 March, 2018

Analysis: Schmidt's genius set-piece strike cuts England apart for Stander try

The Ireland head coach kept back this play for three years before it worked beautifully to help win a Grand Slam.

# cj-stander - Wednesday 14 March, 2018

CJ Stander: 'I felt inside I wanted to flip the table and dance on it'

Ireland’s Six Nations title is the Munster man’s first title success at senior level.

# cj-stander - Saturday 10 March, 2018

'I lost a lot of friends and coaches along the way so it’s good to give them something back'

CJ Stander understands the significance of winning a Grand Slam at Twickenham.

# cj-stander - Tuesday 20 February, 2018

CJ Stander pushes passing skills as opposition analyse his ball-carrying

The number eight says Munster boss Johann van Graan has helped him to develop.

# cj-stander - Tuesday 6 February, 2018

Epic 41 phases can deliver benefit beyond just a single win for Ireland

“You look back on that, see what you can do when you’re under pressure.”

# cj-stander - Monday 5 February, 2018

'You switch off and go into a deep, dark place': CJ Stander's (obstructed) view of those 41 phases

The Munster man was one of the last to know that Ireland snatched victory from the jaws of defeat.

# cj-stander - Friday 2 February, 2018

A mixture of 'excitement and nerves' as Ireland arrive in Paris

CJ Stander is relishing the challenge which awaits under the Saturday night lights at the Stade de France.

# cj-stander - Thursday 4 January, 2018

'There was never any intention to leave': CJ wants to repay Munster and Ireland loyalty Cj

'There was never any intention to leave': CJ wants to repay Munster and Ireland loyalty

The number eight recently signed a new contract with the IRFU and yesterday moved to clarify speculation over his future.

# cj-stander - Saturday 23 December, 2017

"Since he's had a child he's been relaxed, like: 'What have I been worrying about all along?'"

Keith Earls says he can see a huge difference in Ian Keatley of late.

# cj-stander - Thursday 21 December, 2017

Van Graan hails 'world class' Stander as Munster retain another key player

“He puts his body on the line every single weekend.”

'My intention was always to stay': CJ Stander signs new IRFU contract

The number eight has committed his future to Munster by signing a new three-year central contract.

# cj-stander - Tuesday 19 December, 2017

Montpellier pull out the big bucks for CJ Stander with huge €840k-a-year offer

With his IRFU contract coming to an end, the Munster man has reportedly been offered an astonishing figure to ply his trade in the Top14.

# cj-stander - Friday 8 December, 2017

'They love Munster and Munster love them' - Taute confident POM and Stander will stay put

Peter O’Mahony and CJ Stander will pledge their future to the southern province, Jaco Taute says.

# cj-stander - Tuesday 21 November, 2017

Execution, not entertainment essential as Stander preps for Pumas

‘Supporters go to the game because they love the game. It does not matter if it is a fast or slow game.’

# cj-stander - Monday 20 November, 2017

'I'm CJ Stander and I'm the captain now': Munster back-row buoyed by new experience

Saturday put Stander on Ireland’s bench for the first time in his 17 Tests, and he captained the side as they forced a win over Fiji.

# cj-stander - Wednesday 15 November, 2017

'Joe told me before the game I was like an aeroplane on the runway, I'm there but I'm not going up'

CJ Stander hopes Saturday’s performance against South Africa will be the launchpad for his season with Ireland and Munster.

# cj-stander - Sunday 12 November, 2017

Stander rediscovers his best form to produce especially sweet performance Cj

Stander rediscovers his best form to produce especially sweet performance

“He’s been a bit quiet so far this season, but he really ramped up his energy.”

'It's five years since I played in Croke Park, both are incredible'

The former inter-county hurler gave a glimpse of his international quality on his Test debut against South Africa.

# cj-stander - Saturday 11 November, 2017

Ireland 'flattered' by record win against South Africa -- Schmidt

The Kiwi stresses that Ireland would be naive to think themselves 35 points better than the Springboks.

Conway and Stockdale on the mark as Ireland cruise to win over sorry Springboks

Joe Schmidt’s side opened their November campaign with a comfortable four-try win over the ‘Boks.

# cj-stander - Thursday 26 October, 2017

Munster bid to lock down stars in wake of Zebo departure

Losing a second international star ahead of next season would be a disaster for the province.

# cj-stander - Sunday 15 October, 2017

Rory Scannell hits hard and more talking points from Munster's draw in Castres

Nobody is ever happy with a draw, but Munster may well look back with pride at the two points they earned today.

Munster battle out a draw after ferocious contest in Castres

Simon Zebo and Dave KIlcoyne touched down for the southern, but it was their defence which deserves the plaudits.

# cj-stander - Thursday 12 October, 2017

'If they want to be in my face I need to fix that': CJ out to make a big impact against Castres

The number eight says people shouldn’t analyse his performances purely by statistics.

# cj-stander - Tuesday 19 September, 2017

Rassie resists temptation to bring Lions back for 'a hell of a challenge' against Glasgow

But Ulster will have Iain Henderson available for the visit of the Dragons.

# cj-stander - Tuesday 29 August, 2017

Stander targets Aviva showdown with Leinster as his first game of the season Cj

Stander targets Aviva showdown with Leinster as his first game of the season

The number eight has only just returned to pre-season after an extended break.

# cj-stander - Thursday 29 June, 2017

'It was a tough call' - O'Mahony goes from captain to out of the Lions' Test 23

The Munster man has been left out of the second Test squad.

# cj-stander - Wednesday 21 June, 2017

'You need to put your hand up. There's going to be injuries'

CJ Stander went well on his final audition for a place in the Lions’ first Test 23.

# cj-stander - Tuesday 20 June, 2017

Iain Henderson gives himself a shot but Rory Best's lineout comes up short

The five Irishmen all delivered a high work rate against the Chiefs in Hamilton.

# cj-stander - Tuesday 13 June, 2017

Brains and brawn in Henshaw display and more talking points after the Highlanders see off Lions

The Athlone man battled his way through a tough contest under the roof in Dunedin.

Player ratings after the Lions lose in Dunedin

Who shone through the defeat for you?

# cj-stander - Wednesday 7 June, 2017

'Sometimes you need to get a punch to the face': Stander confident Lions will learn from mistakes

The Munster number eight believes the setback will help the squad improve.

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