Fans and former players react to CJ Stander and his shock retirement from rugby
By Rugby Onslaught

Fans and former players react to CJ Stander and his shock retirement from rugby

The sudden news emerged around the rugby world today that Ireland Number 8 CJ Stander will retire from the sport at the end of the season.

We look at the reaction from fans and former players around the world.

The South African made a statement on his social media this morning talking about why he has decided to leave the sport at the relatively young age of 30.

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In the statement, he spoke about how he wanted to retire whilst he was still at the top of his game, and he thanked Limerick and Munster for making him part of their family.

Many former players were sad to hear the news about the South African and the news of his impending retirement from the sport.

Others, however, used the news of CJ Stander to bolster their own aims and motives in rugby. Daniel Leo who is a big ambassador for Pacific Players in rugby, used the news to talk about residency rules in rugby and his problem with them.

We don’t feel this was the right time for Dan Leo to make this statement, but it does show how important the rules around residency are.

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