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#CJ Stander

# cj-stander - Wednesday 18 November, 2020

'You can only be physical if you know what you're doing'
# Powerplay
# Powerplay

'You can only be physical if you know what you're doing'

Nov 18th 2020, 5:02 PM 6,851 Views 6 Comments

The Munster back row relishes the competition that has placed him back at blindside and ready to row as a collective against a supercharged English outfit.

# cj-stander - Saturday 14 November, 2020

'Project players' don't just make Ireland a better team but a better place
# James Lowe
# James Lowe

'Project players' don't just make Ireland a better team but a better place

Nov 14th 2020, 10:02 AM 45,204 Views 83 Comments

Rugby’s residency rule is widely derided but isn’t it time we looked at it from a different perspective?

# cj-stander - Tuesday 3 November, 2020

'The guy said, 'There's no way you play for Munster, you can't speak English''
# Language
# Language

'The guy said, 'There's no way you play for Munster, you can't speak English''

Nov 3rd 2020, 12:03 PM 65,627 Views 26 Comments

CJ Stander talks about learning a new language, being told he was too small, and dealing with criticism.

# cj-stander - Monday 2 November, 2020

Stander and Daly claim Munster rugby player awards for displays last season
# Star Men
# Star Men

Stander and Daly claim Munster rugby player awards for displays last season

Nov 2nd 2020, 5:00 PM 5,608 Views 4 Comments

Garrett Fitzgerald has been posthumously inducted into the Munster Rugby Hall of Fame.

'Something special is going to happen with this team in the next few years'
# Belief
# Belief

'Something special is going to happen with this team in the next few years'

Nov 2nd 2020, 6:00 AM 14,492 Views 27 Comments

CJ Stander believes Ireland have ‘turned a corner’ despite their defeat in Paris.

# cj-stander - Wednesday 21 October, 2020

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

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

Oct 21st 2020, 1:01 AM 16,982 Views 11 Comments

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
# Late Late Show
# Late Late Show

Stander pounces late to secure dramatic win for Munster

Oct 10th 2020, 9:55 PM 53,239 Views 49 Comments

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
# Pro14
# Pro14

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

Oct 2nd 2020, 12:09 PM 13,853 Views 31 Comments

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?
# Jordan Larmour
# Jordan Larmour

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

Feb 8th 2020, 4:46 PM 21,414 Views 76 Comments

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’
# Standing Strong
# Standing Strong

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

Feb 6th 2020, 5:43 AM 28,846 Views 59 Comments

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'
# Standout Stander
# Standout Stander

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

Feb 3rd 2020, 6:15 AM 16,964 Views 24 Comments

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?
# Tip The Scales
# Tip The Scales

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

Feb 1st 2020, 7:06 PM 54,398 Views 113 Comments

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
# Number Eight
# Number Eight

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

Jan 31st 2020, 8:00 PM 20,512 Views 24 Comments

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'
# The42 Rugby Weekly
# The42 Rugby Weekly

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

Jan 30th 2020, 8:03 PM 46,849 Views 110 Comments

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
# Reflections
# Reflections

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

Dec 23rd 2019, 5:53 PM 11,778 Views 18 Comments

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
# Missed Chances
# Missed Chances

Munster left with regrets after coming up short away to Saracens

Dec 15th 2019, 6:00 AM 10,254 Views 33 Comments

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
# Skills
# Skills

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

Dec 6th 2019, 5:00 AM 8,752 Views 4 Comments

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
# RWC2019
# RWC2019

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

Sep 30th 2019, 6:09 PM 7,416 Views 39 Comments

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
# Oh Captain My Captain
# Oh Captain My Captain

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

Sep 22nd 2019, 10:04 PM 11,234 Views 38 Comments

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
# Response
# Response

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

Sep 9th 2019, 6:30 AM 14,638 Views 41 Comments

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'
# Debate
# Debate

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

Aug 28th 2019, 10:11 PM 31,661 Views 51 Comments

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
# Cj
# Cj

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

Mar 14th 2019, 7:29 PM 7,545 Views 12 Comments

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
# Inside Job
# Inside Job

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

Mar 11th 2019, 12:16 PM 27,053 Views 5 Comments

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
# Changes
# Changes

Ringrose set for return as Schmidt recalls big guns for France

Mar 7th 2019, 4:15 PM 34,012 Views 71 Comments

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
# Mind Games
# Mind Games

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

Mar 7th 2019, 7:30 AM 7,922 Views 8 Comments

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’'
# Contact
# Contact

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

Mar 7th 2019, 1:01 AM 12,698 Views 30 Comments

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
# Injury Update
# Injury Update

Stander continues rehab at Munster ahead of potential France return

Feb 25th 2019, 4:19 PM 9,739 Views 5 Comments

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
# Ruled Out
# Ruled Out

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

Feb 4th 2019, 2:44 PM 26,901 Views 46 Comments

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
# Figure Of Eight
# Figure Of Eight

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

Jan 30th 2019, 6:30 AM 5,512 Views 2 Comments

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
# Six Nations
# Six Nations

Fully-loaded Ireland in good shape as competition drives standards

Jan 29th 2019, 8:36 PM 12,122 Views 12 Comments

‘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
# Room To Improve
# Room To Improve

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

Jan 14th 2019, 7:00 AM 9,483 Views 17 Comments

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'
# The Hard Way
# The Hard Way

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

Dec 17th 2018, 5:45 AM 8,517 Views 22 Comments

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
# Wide Of The Mark
# Wide Of The Mark

Munster left to rue missed chances as Castres shade feisty affair

Dec 15th 2018, 7:38 PM 18,347 Views 105 Comments

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
# Pro14
# Pro14

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

Nov 29th 2018, 12:26 PM 29,266 Views 17 Comments

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
# Cj
# Cj

Stander straining at the leash after a rare weekend off

Nov 8th 2018, 7:00 PM 6,842 Views 21 Comments

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
# Inter-pro
# Inter-pro

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

Oct 2nd 2018, 6:15 AM 7,737 Views 45 Comments

‘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
# Escorting
# Escorting

Ireland defend themselves after Wallabies question 'blocking' tactics

Jun 19th 2018, 8:30 AM 15,870 Views 25 Comments

‘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
# Close Call
# Close Call

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

Jun 12th 2018, 10:30 AM 41,275 Views 22 Comments

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
# Jc
# Jc

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

May 31st 2018, 5:59 PM 12,741 Views 75 Comments

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
# Hunger
# Hunger

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

May 2nd 2018, 6:00 AM 6,593 Views 16 Comments

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.

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