CJ Stander voted Munster's best for a 3rd time

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CJ Stander. (Photo by Luke Walker/Gallo Images)
CJ Stander. (Photo by Luke Walker/Gallo Images)

South African-born No 8 CJ Stander has been named Munster's Player of the Year for a record third time in six years.

Stander, who has also been shortlisted for the Six Nations Player of the Season award, has been a standout for the Irish club since joining them from the Bulls in 2012.

Munster wrote on their official website: "In making 11 starts, the 30-year-old captained the province on two occasions and produced a player of the match performance against Saracens in Thomond Park in December.

"A standout performer on every occasion, CJ topped the charts for carries in the Champions Cup with 120 carries after the six pool games.

"Stander’s performances never dip with an incredible work ethic at provincial and international level, he is once again deservedly named the Men's Player of the Year."

The 30-year-old has played 43 Tests for Ireland and one for the British & Irish Lions.

- Compiled by Sport24 staff

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