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#CJ Stander

# 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 Cj

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 Cj

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 Jc

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.

# 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.

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