Munster supporters have been handed a boost today with the news that CJ Stander has signed a new two-year contract with the province.
Stander’s new deal will see him remain with Munster until at least June 2018. Since joining the province in October 2012 Stander has gone on to make 69 appearances and has scored 22 tries.
In making 26 appearances last season, Stander picked up seven man-of-the-match awards and was named the Munster Rugby Player of the Year in April, becoming the first overseas player to be awarded the accolade.
The back row said: “I am delighted to be committing my future to Munster Rugby. This is very much home for me and it is a huge honour to represent the red jersey every week.
“I look forward to continuing my journey with the team and supporters.”
Munster head coach Anthony Foley added: “Getting this news at this stage of the seasons is a great boost for the squad.
“In securing the services of CJ for a further two years we are holding on to a key player within our group, one that gives everything to the jersey each week.
“At such a young age he has shown his leadership qualities on and off the field and we know there is still more to come so we look forward to working with CJ in to the future.”