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CJ Stander


Height: 6' 2" (189cm)
Weight: 17st 13lb (114kg)

Hometown: George, Western Cape|George, South Africa

Position: Back-Row
Sports Mole has 40 articles about CJ Stander. Articles 1 to 40:
Ireland's CJ Stander celebrates in November 2018
Ireland's CJ Stander serenaded as he bids farewell
CJ Stander stunned the rugby world by announcing plans to hang up his boots in the summer.
Mar 21, 12:12
England head coach Eddie Jones pictured during training on November 11, 2020
Eddie Jones: 'England still know where they are going'
England will finish fifth for only the second time since 2000 to intensify scrutiny of Eddie Jones.
Mar 20, 21:49
Ireland's Keith Earls celebrates against England in the Six Nations on March 20, 2021
Result: England's troubles continue as Ireland march to dominant win
Johnny Sexton orchestrated a dominant display by the hosts in Dublin.
Mar 20, 18:58
England head coach Eddie Jones pictured during training on November 11, 2020
Five talking points ahead of England's Six Nations clash with Ireland
The sides meet this weekend.
Mar 19, 12:21
Ireland's CJ Stander celebrates in November 2018
Ireland keen to send CJ Stander out in style
South Africa-born back-row CJ Stander is set to win his 51st and final cap for his adopted country.
Mar 18, 18:08
Peter O'Mahony pictured in March 2019
Peter O'Mahony: 'I will not change my approach'
Peter O'Mahony returns to contention for Saturday's Championship finale against England.
Mar 17, 11:23
Billy Vunipola pictured in October 2019
A look at how CJ Stander and Billy Vunipola compare
Ireland take on England on Saturday.
Mar 17, 09:15
Ireland's CJ Stander celebrates in November 2018
Johnny Sexton admits CJ Stander retirement news "shocked" him
South Africa-born CJ Stander is set to pull on the Irish jersey for the final time on Saturday against England.
Mar 16, 16:16
Ireland's CJ Stander celebrates in November 2018
Ireland's CJ Stander to retire from rugby at end of season
The 30-year-old cited family reasons as the main motivation to call time on his career.
Mar 16, 11:03
Ireland head coach Andy Farrell ahead of the match on February 23, 2020
Andy Farrell urges Ireland to nullify Finn Russell and Stuart Hogg
Fly-half Finn Russell and captain Stuart Hogg have been central to Scotland's recent resurgence.
Mar 13, 11:18
Ireland scrum-half Conor Murray in action against England during the Six Nations on February 2, 2019
Ireland's Jamison Gibson-Park preferred to Conor Murray for Scotland clash
Conor Murray returns to the bench following a hamstring injury.
Mar 12, 12:11
Ireland head coach Andy Farrell ahead of the match on February 23, 2020
Andy Farrell praises Ireland's "top class" attitude in Italy win
The Irish had a fortnight to stew on their worst start to a Six Nations tournament and responded emphatically.
Feb 27, 18:09
Ireland's James Lowe celebrates with teammates after scoring a try against Italy in the Six Nations on February 27, 2021
Result: Ireland kickstart Six Nations campaign with dominant Italy win
Scores from Garry Ringrose, Hugo Keenan, CJ Stander and Keith Earls, plus a brace for Will Connors, helped the Irish bounce back from two defeats.
Feb 27, 16:43
Ireland head coach Andy Farrell ahead of the match on February 23, 2020
Andy Farrell makes seven changes for clash with Italy
Ireland have made their worst start to a Six Nations campaign after defeats to Wales and France.
Feb 25, 12:14
Ireland head coach Andy Farrell ahead of the match on February 23, 2020
Andy Farrell urges Ireland to make a statement of intent against Wales
The Irish are seeking a first Six Nations win in Cardiff since 2013.
Feb 6, 09:20
James Lowe celebrates scoring on December 2019
Ireland recall Josh van der Flier and James Lowe for Wales opener
Ireland head coach Andy Farrell has also recalled wing James Lowe for the Six Nations opener against Wales.
Feb 5, 12:02
Ireland's Johnny Sexton scores a penalty on February 1, 2020
Johnny Sexton set for Ireland return against Scotland
Head coach Andy Farrell has made six changes to his starting XV.
Dec 3, 14:33
Zander Fagerson in action for Scotland in November 2017
Zander Fagerson insists Scotland have "grown as a team" since Ireland defeat
Scotland are geared up to face a tough Irish challenge in Dublin.
Dec 1, 19:11
England head coach Eddie Jones pictured during training on November 11, 2020
Ireland coach accuses England's Eddie Jones of "playing games"
The England coach has made some comments about Ireland ahead of Saturday's Autumn Nations Cup clash.
Nov 21, 08:58
England head coach Eddie Jones pictured during training on November 11, 2020
Ireland coach Richie Murphy dismisses Eddie Jones "United Nations" remark
Eight of Ireland's 23-man squad hail from overseas.
Nov 20, 17:31
England head coach Eddie Jones pictured during training on November 11, 2020
Five talking points ahead of England's Autumn Nations Cup clash with Ireland
Ireland will be determined to shed their "softies" tag.
Nov 20, 11:27
Ireland's CJ Stander celebrates in November 2018
CJ Stander: 'Andy Farrell backs us to battle England'
CJ Stander delivered a series of blows to the midriff of England captain Owen Farrell during February's loss at Twickenham.
Nov 18, 18:32
Ireland's Garry Ringrose goes down injured against Italy on October 24, 2020
Ireland's Garry Ringrose suffers broken jaw in Italy win
The centre was hurt during the first half of Ireland's 50-17 Six Nations triumph in Dublin.
Oct 24, 19:14
England players huddle after the match against Ireland on February 23, 2020
Result: England return to form as Ireland pay for individual errors at Twickenham
George Ford and Elliot Daly poached tries that propelled title-chasing England out of sight.
Feb 23, 17:21
Andrew Conway celebrates scoring for Ireland on February 8, 2020
Result: Ireland secure bonus-point win over Wales to go top of Six Nations standings
The 24-14 result at the Aviva Stadium continued Wales' poor form in Dublin.
Feb 8, 16:28
Ireland's CJ Stander celebrates in November 2018
CJ Stander reveals he joked about Caelan Doris taking Ireland number eight role
Former Ireland Under-20 captain Doris is poised to make his international debut against Scotland.
Jan 31, 16:50
Johnny Sexton scores for Ireland on October 12, 2019
Result: Ireland see off Samoa to book quarter-finals spot
Bundee Aki was sent off in the first half but Johnny Sexton helped himself to 18 points in the rout.
Oct 12, 14:26
Ireland's CJ Stander celebrates in November 2018
Ireland's CJ Stander declares himself fit for Russia clash
The Irish side suffered a shock defeat to Japan on the weekend.
Sep 30, 08:48
Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt pictured on September 20, 2019
Andrew Conway: 'Ireland refused to panic after England mauling'
Munster wing hails Ireland for sticking to their guns.
Sep 23, 06:14
Ireland celebrate defeating Wales on September 7, 2019
Result: Ireland defeat Wales to go top of world rankings
Injury concerns for Warren Gatland's side ahead of the Japan tournament.
Sep 7, 17:07
Ireland's CJ Stander celebrates in November 2018
CJ Stander to miss at least next two Six Nations matches
Ireland will miss the flanker's combative edge.
Feb 4, 14:02
Ireland's CJ Stander celebrates in November 2018
Ireland prepared for more than just physicality from England, insists Stander
The Munster forward believes the likes of Billy Vunipola bring power and subtlety.
Jan 30, 10:39
Ireland legend Brian O'Driscoll holds the Six Nations trophy
Result: Ireland beat England on final Six Nations day to win Grand Slam
Ireland beat England 24-15 at Twickenham on the last day of the 2018 Six Nations to win the Grand Slam.
Mar 17, 16:53
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Result: Ireland make light work of Scotland in Six Nations
Ireland surge 10 points clear of England at the top of the Six Nations table thanks to their 28-8 win over Scotland at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday.
Mar 10, 16:16
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Result: Ireland earn historic win over New Zealand
Ireland record their first ever victory over New Zealand courtesy of a thrilling 40-29 victory over the world champions in Chicago.
Nov 5, 22:07
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Joe Schmidt defends CJ Stander red card against South Africa
Joe Schmidt defends CJ Stander over his red card during Ireland victory against South Africa in the first Test.
Jun 12, 16:49
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Result: Ireland hold on with 14 men to seal historic first win in South Africa
Ireland clinch a remarkable first ever Test win in South Africa by beating the Springboks 26-20, despite CJ Stander's 23rd-minute red card.
Jun 11, 20:21
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Rory Best takes over Ireland captaincy
Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt picks Rory Best to captain the team for their Six Nations opener against Wales next month.
Jan 20, 14:54
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Result: Munster off the mark with comfortable win over Benetton Treviso
Munster secure a bonus-point victory in their European Champions Cup opener against Benetton Treviso by scoring four tries in a comfortable 32-7 win at Thomond Park.
Nov 14, 19:10
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Result: Munster reach Heineken Cup semi-finals
Munster are through to the semi-finals of the Heineken Cup after beating Toulouse 47-23.
Apr 5, 15:26

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Wednesday's key events


SKATEBOARDING
· Team GB starlet Sky Brown - aged just 13 - takes part in the women's park event and has a realistic chance of picking up a medal too. Bombette Martin is Britain's other representative, while hosts Japan are among the favourites for gold (1am)

HOCKEY
· Great Britain's women have more history in their sights heading into their semi-final against Netherlands - the team they beat in the 2016 gold medal match (2.30am)

ATHLETICS
· The men's 400m hurdles final on Tuesday will go down as one of the greatest Olympic races of all time, and the women will attempt to emulate that, with new world record holder Sydney McLaughlin of USA and Netherlands' Femke Bol the favourites for gold (3.30am)
· Nick Miller is Britain's representative in the men's hammer throw final (12.15pm)
· The men's 800m final could be a wide-open affair (1.05pm)
· A thrilling men's 200m final is in store as the likes of Andre de Grasse, Noah Lyles and 17-year-old sensation Erriyon Knighton bid to succeed Usain Bolt as Olympic champion (1.55pm)

SAILING
· After a medal-laden day on the water on Tuesday, Great Britain will be looking for more success, starting with Luke Patience and Chris Grube in the men's 470-class medal race (6.33am)
· Team GB also have medal hopes in the women's event, with defending champion Hannah Mills looking to retain her crown alongside new teammate Eilidh McIntyre (7.33am)

BOXING
· Already guaranteed at least a bronze, Great Britain's Frazer Clarke faces Uzbekistan's Bakhodir Jalolov in the men's super heavyweight with a place in the gold medal bout up for grabs (7.03am)
· Ben Whittaker is also guaranteed a medal, but will look to ensure that is either gold or silver as he takes on Cuba's Arlen Lopez in the light heavyweight final (7.35am)

CYCLING
· World records have been tumbling in the velodrome, and another could go in the men's team pursuit final as Italy - new world record holders themselves - face Denmark (10.06am)

EQUESTRIAN
· Three Brits have made into into the final of the men's jumping individual final, including fastest qualifier Ben Maher, who will bid to inherit compatriot Nick Skelton's Olympic crown (11am)

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