Stander Passionate About Ireland Jersey
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Current Munster captain and South Africa native CJ Stander having qualified to play for Ireland last November under the three-year residency rule, was this week called up to the Irish Rugby Six Nations training camp.
The Munster eight spoked to Murray Kinsella of The 42 and said he was thrilled to get the opportunity.
“It was good, it was good to get in the group and I was very excited going up there,” said Stander in Limerick yesterday. “It’s something I worked for and work towards. It was good to get up there and meet all the players and coaches in a different environment.
Stander was also given the opportunity of a more detailed briefing from the Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt at Carton House.
“We had a quick chat about what I need to fix and what I need to do,” said Stander. “It was good to get that feedback because it’s the same feedback I get from Axel and them”
“There’s a similarity and it’s something I need to work on. I know what I need to fix.”