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#CJ Stander

# cj-stander - Wednesday 21 October, 2020

Training with a sheep has jackal specialist CJ Stander in fine fettle

The Munster back row is heading into the restarted Six Nations in superb form.

# cj-stander - Saturday 10 October, 2020

Stander pounces late to secure dramatic win for Munster

Youngster Ben Healy once again nailed the winning kick for Munster as they came from behind to defeat Edinburgh.

# cj-stander - Friday 2 October, 2020

21-year-old Casey among starters as Munster commence Pro14 away to Scarlets

Mike Haley and Darren Sweetnam make their return tot first-team action.

# cj-stander - Saturday 8 February, 2020

On your marks: How did you rate Ireland in their big win over Wales?

For the second week in a row, CJ Stander got the official man of the match award but this time he had plenty of rivals for that prize. Here are our ratings but tell us what you think.

# cj-stander - Thursday 6 February, 2020

‘If you have one or two bad moments in a game, people want you axed. Someone called me fat last week’

CJ Stander opens up on the abuse he received after the World Cup and calls on social media critics to be more respectful towards players’ families.

# cj-stander - Monday 3 February, 2020

'A classic CJ game really... it's great to see him out there smashing things'

The Munster man was a relentless presence for Ireland as they got over the line against Scotland.

# cj-stander - Saturday 1 February, 2020

On your marks: How did you rate Ireland in the tense win over Scotland?

CJ Stander took the man-of-the-match award on a day when few Ireland players shone. Here’s our ratings but tell us what you think.

# cj-stander - Friday 31 January, 2020

'I was joking that he's going to take my spot' - Stander on Ireland debutant Doris

The Munster man has shifted to blindside flanker to make way for the 21-year-old Leinster back row.

# cj-stander - Thursday 30 January, 2020

'We've got lads who can do both and I just don't think Stander is one of them'

Andy Dunne wants to see Ireland look for more from their back row forwards.

# cj-stander - Monday 23 December, 2019

'I took the opportunity and it didn’t work out' - Stander on late penalty call against Saracens

The Munster star opted to go for touch but failed to get over for a try.

# cj-stander - Sunday 15 December, 2019

Munster left with regrets after coming up short away to Saracens

Saracens boss Mark McCall praised the visiting team’s defence at Allianz Park

# cj-stander - Friday 6 December, 2019

'I'm probably the last guy to try and offload' - Stander embracing Munster attack

The number eight says Stephen Larkham has been giving the players confidence to play.

# cj-stander - Monday 30 September, 2019

'We stuck to the process, it’s just consistency': Stander ready to push Ireland back on track

No one issue cost Ireland against Japan, so the squad are pushing for a greater level of consistency.

# cj-stander - Sunday 22 September, 2019

'Those critics are always going to come' - Stander hails captain Best

The Ireland hooker inspired his side to victory against Scotland.

# cj-stander - Monday 9 September, 2019

'I have got a bit of a lashing from people outside' - CJ Stander steps up

The Ireland back row was busy after moving to blindside flanker against Wales.

# cj-stander - Wednesday 28 August, 2019

'I think Jack Conan is the best eight in the country right now'

Former Ireland international Jamie Heaslip feels his ex-Leinster team-mate deserves his shot.

# cj-stander - Thursday 14 March, 2019

Stander ready to meet fire with fire in red-hot Principality atmosphere

The Munster number eight is looking to make another big impact against Wales this weekend.

# cj-stander - Monday 11 March, 2019

Analysis: Stander pass sends Earls in for another Schmidt set-piece strike

The Munster back row delivered the scoring pass in what he called ‘a real team try.’

# cj-stander - Thursday 7 March, 2019

Ringrose set for return as Schmidt recalls big guns for France

Sean O’Brien is set to miss out, while captain Rory Best makes his return in the front row.

Hunters? Hunted? Schmidt's Ireland not interested in Hansen's perception

Joe Schmidt and his coaches have had some ‘very tough’ selection meetings ahead of the France game.

'I like those collisions... Sometimes you go, ‘that’s a good f***ing hit, man’'

Getting run over by his dad’s truck at the age of six prepared CJ Stander for a love of contact.

# cj-stander - Monday 25 February, 2019

Stander continues rehab at Munster ahead of potential France return

The number eight is pushing to be back from a cheek injury for the round four game at the Aviva Stadium.

# cj-stander - Monday 4 February, 2019

'CJ is a big boy' - Ireland hope to have Stander back before end of Six Nations

The number eight suffered a facial injury in the eighth minute against England.

# cj-stander - Wednesday 30 January, 2019

Stander relishing colossal back row battle with 'power athlete' Vunipola

The Munster number eight is facing into his fourth Six Nations campaign with Ireland.

# cj-stander - Tuesday 29 January, 2019

Fully-loaded Ireland in good shape as competition drives standards

‘It’s a good place to be at the moment,’ says forwards coach Simon Easterby.

# cj-stander - Monday 14 January, 2019

Munster have 'massive room for improvement' ahead of Exeter showdown

Johann van Graan is pleased with the confidence within his group.

# cj-stander - Monday 17 December, 2018

'We had a chance to really grab it by the neck, we weren't good enough to do it'

Missed opportunities in Castres mean Munster have ‘made it difficult for themselves,’ but they still lead the way in pool 2.

# cj-stander - Saturday 15 December, 2018

Munster left to rue missed chances as Castres shade feisty affair

The southern province still lead their pool, but could have placed a foot in the quarters tonight.

# cj-stander - Thursday 29 November, 2018

Botha puts differences with Stander aside to renew friendly rivalry at Munster

The pair were at the Bulls together, before finding themselves in the same dressing room again in Limerick.

# cj-stander - Thursday 8 November, 2018

Stander straining at the leash after a rare weekend off

The number eight watched Ireland and Munster at home last week, but returns to a familiar-looking back row for Argentina.

# cj-stander - Tuesday 2 October, 2018

Stander content to occupy underdog role until it comes time to bite back

‘To go up there just to play is not going to be acceptable. We play this game to win,’ says the Munster and Ireland back row.

# cj-stander - Tuesday 19 June, 2018

Ireland defend themselves after Wallabies question 'blocking' tactics

‘We didn’t feel like we did anything that any other team in the world isn’t doing.’

# cj-stander - Tuesday 12 June, 2018

Analysis: The CJ Stander non-try that could have changed the first Test

The Ireland number eight says he knew Rob Herring was in support but backed himself.

# cj-stander - Thursday 31 May, 2018

Stander hopes Carbery's grace under pressure can push Munster to final step

The number eight also underlined that hard work and a full buy-in is required to settle in the southern province.

# cj-stander - Wednesday 2 May, 2018

Taste of silverware intensifies trophy chase with Munster, says CJ Stander

The Ireland number eight admitted the squad put themselves through a ‘tough’ and ‘honest’ review in an effort to hit their straps against Edinburgh this weekend.

# 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.

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