CJ Stander

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CJ Stander comes up against Georgia’s Soso during Ireland’s victory at the Aviva Stadium on Sunday. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Moving into the 80th minute of Sunday’s game at the Aviva Stadium, Ireland had one last chance to redeem something from a drab second half which had s(...)

The IRFU are still not letting provinces negotiate new contracts, to the frustration of agents and players. File photograph: Inpho

Nearly 100 Irish professional rugby players face an anxious Christmas, as the IRFU continue to block provinces from negotiating new contracts. Agent (...)

Ireland’s scrumhalf Conor Murray  waits to put the ball into a scrum during the Autumn Nations Cup  match against Georgia at the  Aviva stadium. Photograph:  Niall Carson/AFP via Getty Images

15 Jacob Stockdale Poor decision under pressure to trust that Burns could tackle Giorgi Kveseladze. The fullback makes the hit. Has the skills, the p(...)

France outhalf Romain Ntamack in action during the Six Nations game against Ireland at the Stade de France. Photograph:  Franck Fife/AFP via Getty Images

15 Anthony Bouthier (France) The 28-year-old climbed from fourth tier to ProD2 with Vannes until signed by Montpellier last year. Marked debut agains(...)

Ireland’s CJ Stander during training ahead of the Six Nations meeting with Italy. Photo: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The sheep on the Stander farm in South Africa are a hardy breed and one in particular enjoyed more success than most opposing players in bringing CJ S(...)

England’s number eight Tom Curry (C) is tackled during the Six Nations match against Scotland at Murrayfield. Photograph: Getty Images

England’s backrow feels incomplete, certainly unbalanced, when denied the force of nature that is Billy Vunipola. The sight of this giant careering of(...)

CJ Stander forces a turnover for Ireland in their win over wales. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Andrew Conway made a valid point recently about the external perception of Ireland’s performances in the opening two matches of the Six Nations Champi(...)

CJ Stander was joined by Daniel Cunningham(5) and Scott Conlan-Higgins (7) on Grafton Street. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

The biggest names in Irish rugby added to the festive cheer at the top of Grafton Street in Dublin on Sunday evening, lending their voices to the caro(...)

Munster’s CJ Stander is well aware of the threat posed by Saracens on Saturday. Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

CJ Stander believes that Saracens’ salary cap breaches will have no bearing on their clashes with the English champions over the next two weekends. S(...)

 Johnny Sexton has again showed how vital he is to Ireland’s cause on the pitch during thei Rugby World Cup. Photograph: Hiroshi Yamamura/EPA

15 Rob Kearney (Leinster) Age: 33 Height: 6’1” Weight: 95kg (14st, 11lbs) Caps: 94 After going nearly four years without a try, Kearney is now scoring(...)

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