The CJ Stander Bump-Off On Taulupe Faletau That Could Be Heard Back In Ireland

Sit down.

Wales may have come out on top in Cardiff this afternoon but when it comes to the battle of the number eights – CJ Stander certainly gave Taulupe Faleatau something to think about.

When the pair toured with the British and Irish Lions back in 2017, Faletau was preferred as a starter mostly, while Stander was forced to settle with a spot on the bench.

Most importantly – Faletau started the Test matches, with Stander making the bench for the second and third and Tests.

But Stander gave Gatland something to think about today with this bump-off…