Category: CJ Stander

Heavy Lies The Crown

  History tells us that being favourites doesn't suit Ireland, and even though this hasn't been as much of a problem for Joe Schmidt as it was for his predecessors, there's still a sense of discomfort that goes with knowing that they are short odds to win their next Test. As first-up games in the … Continue reading Heavy Lies The Crown

Sounding The Claxon

  The phrase ‘go to the well’ is used to describe a team who have to dig deep to produce a brilliant, one-off performance to seal a famous win. It usually applies to a display that is out of the ordinary, and it has been thrown around a fair bit since Ireland beat Australia on … Continue reading Sounding The Claxon

Ebb & Flow

  A one-point win usually indicates a close contest, and Saturday's clash between Leinster and Munster at the RDS was no different. Indeed, if the game had lasted an extra 10 minutes, Munster would probably have come away with a win, but Leinster once again displayed their champion quality by coming out on the right … Continue reading Ebb & Flow