Category: CJ Stander

Born Again

Aside from a few bright sparks, it’s fair to say that Ireland have looked out of sorts since getting beaten out the gate by England in the 2019 Six Nations. Plenty of underlying causes have been theorised, but whether it came down to injury/loss of form to key players, a game plan/style of play that … Continue reading Born Again


Glass Ceiling

Had Ireland not conceded a red card against Wales and then played Eddie Jones’ side when they were finding their footing, this fixture probably wouldn’t instil the same sense of foreboding for Ireland, but unfortunately for Andy Farrell’s team, they have to go toe-to-toe with England right when they have rediscovered their best form. The … Continue reading Glass Ceiling


  Before praising Ireland for their convincing win over France yesterday, the scoreline must be put into context. England put nearly 50 points on the same opposition four weeks ago, and although Ireland had enough chances to do the same, they didn’t convert several of them, and it will be a point of contention with … Continue reading Lazarus