South African born and Munster and Irish rugby player CJ Stander announced today that at the end of the season he will be retiring from all rugby to concrete on his family and friends. That decision came as a massive surprise today for everyone in Ireland and in the rugby world community.
Stander has been a stalwart for Munster and then qualified to play for Ireland, earning his 50th cap on Sunday against Scotland in Murrayfield, Edinburgh. Can you remember the time Stander was Mic’d up for Munster v Edinburgh? This is a great watch, done by Sky Sports, watch it below;
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Stander turns 31 next month and still has plenty to give for Ireland’s final game against England on Saturday afternoon and Munster will play Leinster in the final of the Pro14. CJ Stander also toured with the British and Irish Lions in 2017 in New Zealand and played a massive part in the tour. Who will replace Stander at Number eight for Munster and Ireland?