REPORTS | CJ Stander set for shock Munster exit

Munster powerhouse CJ Stander is reportedly set for a shock exit this summer after receiving a big money offer for his services.

Speaking on The42.ie podcast, former Dragons head coach Bernard Jackman revealed that the Ireland number 8 could be set to depart.

“I spoke to a French agent last week and he was of the opinion that CJ was going to Bordeaux — or that Bordeaux were making a serious play for him.”

“I don’t know any more than that but he’s a top player and Bordeaux are a great club. They’re very ambitious and I think they’re about to lose two eights from their current roster.

“I don’t know if he’s been talking to them or anything like that but, certainly, Bordeaux have a huge interest in CJ,” Jackman said.

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Stander, who has 46 Ireland caps and went on the 2027 Lions tour, was rumoured with a move to France the last time his contract was expiring, in 2017, but remained at Munster.

DID YOU KNOW? Prior to focusing on rugby, CJ Stander was a champion discus thrower as a teenager

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