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

Jason Hennessy

Jason Hennessy

Jason is the editor here at RugbyLAD and a proud Limerick man.
Jason Hennessy

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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.

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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…