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#CJ Stander

# 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.

# cj-stander - Monday 5 June, 2017

'I feel like a kid again' - Stander excited to take Lions chance at 8

The Munster man is ready to launch his Lions tour against the Blues.

# cj-stander - Sunday 4 June, 2017

Analysis: Faletau sets the Lions standard that CJ Stander has to match

The Welsh number eight was outstanding against the NZ Provincial Barbarians.

# cj-stander - Saturday 27 May, 2017

As it happened: Munster v Scarlets, Pro12 Final

We went to the Aviva Stadium as Munster tried to claim their first silverware since 2011.

# cj-stander - Monday 22 May, 2017

Stander starts Lions tour as an 8, while Gatland praises Haskell's personality

With Billy Vunipola missing, Stander will compete with Taulupe Faletau for the eight shirt.

# cj-stander - Thursday 18 May, 2017

'That is special, not a lot of guys get the opportunity to wear that'

After a brief taste of life with the Lions, CJ Stander is focused on winning with Munster.

# cj-stander - Wednesday 3 May, 2017

Furlong, Henshaw, Murray, Stander - who was Ireland's best player this season? Awards Season This post contains a poll

Furlong, Henshaw, Murray, Stander - who was Ireland's best player this season?

The nominees for the 2017 Rugby Players Ireland Awards have been announced.

# cj-stander - Monday 24 April, 2017

Ringrose and Stander among final five in the running for European Player of the Year Star Performers This post contains a poll

Ringrose and Stander among final five in the running for European Player of the Year

Itoje, Farrell and Lopez make up the shortlist.

# cj-stander - Sunday 23 April, 2017

'We said on the pitch afterwards that we aren't going to let this be the full stop'

Simon Zebo believes the best is yet to come from this Munster squad.

# cj-stander - Monday 17 April, 2017

Stander and Scannell boosts for Munster but Conor Murray unlikely to play

Rassie Erasmus said he is confident Murray won’t make a ‘surprise return’ against Saracens.

# cj-stander - Monday 10 April, 2017

CJ Stander doubtful for Munster's Champions Cup semi-final

The Irish international suffered an ankle injury in the quarter-final win over Toulouse.

# cj-stander - Saturday 18 March, 2017

CJ on O'Mahony: 'Throw anything at him, he'll attack it full-on'

The Munster men’s familiarity ensured there was no disruption despite the late back row reshuffle.

# cj-stander - Sunday 12 February, 2017

Stander to the fore as Ireland get back on track with dismantling of Italy

A nine-try victory in Rome brings Ireland back into contention for the Six Nations title.

# cj-stander - Saturday 11 February, 2017

WATCH: Enjoy all nine tries again as Ireland put pitiful Italy to the sword Try Time This post contains videos

WATCH: Enjoy all nine tries again as Ireland put pitiful Italy to the sword

Joe Schmidt’s side pick up the first try bonus point scored in the Six Nations.

Hat-trick hero Stander: 'We need to take every chance at points we get'

The Munster man takes home another man-of-the-match award.

# cj-stander - Tuesday 7 February, 2017

'He was the first guy I looked up to as a youngster': Stander on van der Westhuizen He'll Be Missed This post contains videos

'He was the first guy I looked up to as a youngster': Stander on van der Westhuizen

The late former Springbok captain made quite an impression on the Ireland flanker.

# cj-stander - Monday 6 February, 2017

Irish players top stats for carries, clean breaks and turnovers in opening Six Nations round

CJ Stander, Rob Kearney and Robbie Henshaw racked up some impressive numbers against Scotland, albeit in defeat.

# cj-stander - Tuesday 31 January, 2017

A year on from his Ireland debut, CJ Stander thriving by playing on instinct

The Munster man has made himself an essential component of “the most competitive position in the whole team”.

# cj-stander - Tuesday 17 January, 2017

All Black Saili gives Munster 'something different' as his fitness grows

Rassie Erasmus’ men are looking to secure a home quarter-final at Thomond Park this weekend.

# cj-stander - Wednesday 11 January, 2017

'Simon Zebo was trying to make jokes about it, saying that I pay someone!'

CJ Stander continues to earn awards but he’s more focused on maintaining Munster’s momentum.

# cj-stander - Saturday 10 December, 2016

Tigers don't get a sniff as Sweetnam stars in magnificent Munster win

Erasmus’ men never looked in danger with brilliant performances all over the park.

# cj-stander - Wednesday 30 November, 2016

Rugby Writers' Player of the Year Stander says the best is yet to come

The Munster back row was rewarded for a remarkable season yesterday.

# cj-stander - Tuesday 29 November, 2016

CJ Stander is the RWI Player of the Year after making a big impact on the international stage

The South African-born back row has led Munster and contributed three tries in 10 Tests for his adopted country.

# cj-stander - Thursday 24 November, 2016

'It's another opportunity to invest in Garry Ringrose': Schmidt signals long-term faith in young centre

The Leinster tyro will start his first senior match in the 12 jersey against the Wallabies.

# cj-stander - Tuesday 22 November, 2016

Modified training for Simon Zebo as concussion concerns continue along protocols

The wing will have to prove his fitness by Thursday to be considered for a starting role against the Wallabies.

# cj-stander - Monday 21 November, 2016

Henshaw and Sexton ruled out of Australia Test with injury

Henshaw has returned home after a meeting with Ireland’s medical team today.

# cj-stander - Saturday 19 November, 2016

Sexton, Henshaw, Stander and Kearney doubts for Australia clash

Joe Schmidt says the Ireland out-half has a hamstring issue.

# cj-stander - Wednesday 9 November, 2016

Analysis: CJ Stander leads the way in Ireland's vicious ruck effort

Devin Toner and Jamie Heaslip were typically busy after the tackle.

# cj-stander - Sunday 6 November, 2016

'For me and the Munster boys, to be at the front of that was big' - Stander

CJ Stander said Ireland’s response to the haka was an emotional moment.

# cj-stander - Saturday 5 November, 2016

These 4 tries helped Ireland to a historic win in Chicago Video This post contains videos

These 4 tries helped Ireland to a historic win in Chicago

Joe Schmidt’s side have established a healthy lead over the All Blacks.

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