CJ Stander

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Munster’s Keith Earls and his daughters Ella May and Laurie after the game. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

This was shaping into a fantastic season for Irish rugby. Then came a weekend in April when Saracens strangled Munster into submission before Clermont(...)

Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt: “We’ve got a few selection headaches and that’s exactly what you need.” Photograph:  Dan Sheridan/Inpho

There was a pep in Ireland’s step at Monaghan RFC yesterday. A better injury profile, a change of scene, a run-out against the Irish Under-20s, an ent(...)

CJ Stander became the first forward in Six Nations history to score a hat-trick as Ireland routed Italy in Rome. Photograph: Reuters/Alessandro Bianchi

Hat-trick hero CJ Stander insists Ireland are still not back in the Six Nations title race despite thrashing Italy in Rome on Saturday. Flanker Stand(...)

Nearly every Scottish backline move was a double-skip to fullback Stuart Hogg. Photograph: Paul Ellis/AFP/Getty Images

William Shakespeare’s words “What’s past is prologue” are engraved in Washington DC as a gentle reminder that history is but the introduction. Ireland(...)

CJ Stander will be hoping for a repeat performance after last weekend’s impressive victory. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Munster director of rugby Rassie Erasmus has named an unchanged starting team for his team’s Champions Cup clash against Leicester Tigers at Welford R(...)

CJ Stander has been named the Guinness Rugby Writers of Ireland Player of the Year. He was honoured at the awards dinner in the Guinness Storehouse, Dublin. Photograph: Inpho

If CJ Stander is expanding his portfolio of sponsors then he might consider Brasso in appreciation of the volume of accolades he’s stockpiled, the la(...)

CJ Stander was seen as being too small to play for South Africa, and now he has beaten the All Blacks with Ireland. Photograph: Inpho

Not tall enough to be Springbok, strange then to see CJ Stander generating enough power to fell these All Blacks. Kieran Read being the best number e(...)

France’s Jean Marc Doussain is tackled by Ireland’s Jared Payne and CJ Stander. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Jared Payne would be close enough to this All Black squad, maybe not the starting XV, but in and around the frame had he not taken up the opportunity(...)

Munster’s Simon Zebo runs in for a try despite the efforts of Stuart Hogg of Glasgow in the clubs’ European Rugby Champions Cup second round match in Thomond Park, Limerick, on Saturday. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

In one of the day’s many nice touches, whereas thousands in the stadium and elsewhere wore number eight for the day, fittingly Munster rested the jer(...)

CJ Stander takes on Leinster’s Jamie Heaslip during last April’s PRO12 clash at the Aviva. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Tomorrow we’ll be served another Celtic clash where two protagonists have arrived from different global locations but with equally huge roles to play (...)

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