A selection of the best quotes from coaches and players at the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan on Thursday.
SARugbymag.co.za identifies the 14 South African-born players who will be appearing for other nations at the upcoming World Cup in Japan.
South African-born lock Jean Kleyn has been included in Ireland’s 44-man training squad in preparation for the World Cup in Japan later this year.
South African-born Ireland No 8 CJ Stander is set to be sidelined for four weeks after suffering multiple facial fractures in the Test against England on Saturday.
Ireland No 8 CJ Stander looks ahead to the third Test against the Wallabies in Sydney.
CJ Stander has signed a three-year contract with the Irish Rugby Football Union to remain at Munster until 2021. Despite a reported offer of €840,000 (R12.6-million) from Montpellier to lure the South African-born loose-forward to France, it was confirmed on Thursday that Stander would be remaining in Ireland. ‘Following a lot of speculation and unfounded articles in the media, I am… Read more →
Montpellier have reportedly offered CJ Stander €840,000 (R12.6-million) a year in an attempt to lure him away from Munster. Stander’s national contract with the IRFU comes to an end at the completion of the current European season. According to the Irish Examiner newspaper, Montpellier have launched an audacious bid to acquire the Irish international services should he become a free… Read more →
The Ospreys claimed an impressive 32-15 bonus-point win over the Northampton Saints, while there were also European Champions Cup victories for Clermont, Wasps and Munster. The Ospreys followed up last week’s shock 43-32 victory over Northampton with another clinical display for a crucial victory in the return fixture, which takes them up to second in the Pool 2 standings above… Read more →
Ireland loose forward CJ Stander believes incoming coach Johann van Graan will be a natural fit at Munster.