# CJ Stander

Last year
# hopes
CJ Stander believes Ireland will 'peak at the perfect time' for World Cup
The former Munster man has been impressed by Ireland’s growth under Andy Farrell.
# Moving On
'We do miss Ireland a lot' - CJ Stander well settled into life after rugby
Having made a shock decision to retire last year, Stander has no regrets.
All time
# Accident
Munster players' fire pit accident caused by petrol explosion
Damian De Allende, RG Snyman, CJ Stander and Mike Haley were all injured in the incident on Saturday.
# Injured
Four Munster players suffer burn injuries in weekend fire pit accident
Mike Haley, CJ Stander, Damian de Allende and RG Snyman all required treatment for superficial burns.
# New Era
'They are big boots to fill but I can’t see why Gavin can’t step into CJ's role'
Stander is leaving Munster at the end of this season – with Coombes set to fill the No8 shirt.
# CJ's last Stand
Stander, O'Donnell and Cronin set for emotional farewell tomorrow
CJ Stander, James Cronin and Tommy O’Donnell will make their final appearance at Thomond Park against Cardiff tomorrow.
# Standing firm
No retirement u-turn for CJ Stander following approach from the Bulls
Bulls coach Jake White revealed that the Ireland international has ruled out a return.
# big game player
As Stander heads for retirement, Munster have already found their new talisman
Gavin Coombes has been outstanding in the defeats to Leinster and Toulouse.
# Big name
Munster were close to signing World Cup winner Du Toit before Jenkins deal
The 2019 World Cup player of the year had been lined up to join after the Lions tour.
# Farewell
'CJ has given his heart and soul to the green jersey and the red one'
It was an emotional farewell for CJ Stander as he won his 51st and final Ireland cap.
# 51 and out
'I'm forever grateful' - CJ Stander thanks supporters after his last game for Ireland
The Munster backrow has made his final appearance in the green jersey.
# Last Hurrah
779 carries and 502 tackles later - CJ Stander has been relentless for Ireland
The 30-year-old will play his final Test today against England in Dublin.
# Farewell
England expect Ireland to be galvanised by CJ Stander's last hurrah
Matt Proudfoot recalls seeing Stander breaking through into South African rugby.
# cj
'He's definitely the best overseas player we've ever signed at Munster'
Keith Earls says CJ Stander will be sorely missed by both Munster and Ireland.
# family first
Stander gives currency to 'values' as he rides off into the sunset
The Munster and Ireland star is putting his family first by stepping away from rugby.
# legacy
'From the day he arrived he did his best to buy in to our culture, now he's creating culture'
Peter O’Mahony is hoping to create a few special memories before CJ Stander bids farewell to Munster.
# huge loss
'What a shock to us all' - Rowntree on Stander retirement
Graham Rowntree is confident Munster are developing players who can replace Stander.
# Breaking
Ireland and Munster's CJ Stander will retire from rugby at the end of this season
The 30-year-old will hang up his boots this summer.
# Milestone
'As honest as the day is long' - CJ Stander set to hit 50-cap mark
The 30-year-old has been a key man since his Test debut back in 2016.
# powerplay
'You can only be physical if you know what you're doing'
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.
# James Lowe
'Project players' don't just make Ireland a better team but a better place
Rugby’s residency rule is widely derided but isn’t it time we looked at it from a different perspective?
# Language
'The guy said, 'There's no way you play for Munster, you can't speak English''
CJ Stander talks about learning a new language, being told he was too small, and dealing with criticism.
# star men
Stander and Daly claim Munster rugby player awards for displays last season
Garrett Fitzgerald has been posthumously inducted into the Munster Rugby Hall of Fame.
# belief
'Something special is going to happen with this team in the next few years'
CJ Stander believes Ireland have ‘turned a corner’ despite their defeat in Paris.
# Breakdown
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.
# Late Late Show
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.
# pro14
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.
# jordan larmour
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.
# Standing strong
‘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.
# Standout Stander
'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.
# tip the scales
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.
# number eight
'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.
# The42 Rugby Weekly
'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.
# reflections
'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.
# missed chances
Munster left with regrets after coming up short away to Saracens
Saracens boss Mark McCall praised the visiting team’s defence at Allianz Park
# Skills
'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.
# RWC2019
'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.
# oh Captain my captain
'Those critics are always going to come' - Stander hails captain Best
The Ireland hooker inspired his side to victory against Scotland.
# response
'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.
# Debate
'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.