CJ Stander was sensational for Munster tonight.
Munster number eight, CJ Stander, was sensational as Munster beat Edinburgh in Murrayfield. Stander, who recently qualified to play for Ireland, led by example as he blocked down an Sam Hidalgo-Clyne’s attempted drop goal.
Munster were two points clear and attacking the Edinburgh line as the clock ticked toward the 80th minute. However Damien Hoyland intercepted a wayward pass and began an attack that brought the Scottish side within yards of the Munster line.
With Edinburgh unable to force their way over, they turned to Hidalgo-Clyne to kick a match winning drop goal. However Stander sprinted out blocking down the kick and then forced a knock on.
The South African’s heroics won Munster the game and almost forced Twitter into meltdown.
— David Keeley (@David__Keeley) November 7, 2015
— Ben Leahy (@purplebenny) November 7, 2015
@_wohc even if it was Jonny Wilkinson. big CJ Stander would’ve blocked it. Best no.8 in the country
— calum (@_DeadBeat_) November 7, 2015
— it’s me (@osullik79) November 7, 2015
— AK (@andreakirwan) November 7, 2015
CJ Stander you beautiful man, Has to get a Ireland Call up, That ending has taken a few years of my life span not good for the heart #SUAF
— Tomás Hewitt (@Toss_Hewitt) November 7, 2015
What a boost for Irish rugby to have CJ Stander qualified for Ireland. An absolute beast and legend. He’s Munsters new Jim Williams!!
— Phil (@XabiRabbit) November 7, 2015
Alan Drumm, Pundit Arena