The Jonathan Sexton reaction to CJ Stander retiring from rugby
Ireland rugby captain Jonathan Sexton gave his shocked reaction to news that 30-year-old Irish rugby star CJ Stander will be retiring from rugby at the end of the season.
The Irish captain spoke in a press conference as they previewed their Six Nations match against England which will be happening this weekend.
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.
All professional sports people are told “you will know when the time is right to hang up your boots”. It’s a sentiment one cannot fully comprehend until that day arrives.
For me, that time has come, and I hereby publicly announce my retirement from all forms of rugby. pic.twitter.com/KK5zgWC0O1
— C J Stander (@CJStander) March 16, 2021
Many former players were sad to hear the news about the South African and the news of his impending retirement from the sport.
Well that escalated quickly… 😳 https://t.co/afTL1u7vSx
— Brian O’Driscoll (@BrianODriscoll) March 16, 2021
— Jamie Roberts (@Jamiehuwroberts) March 16, 2021
Can’t think of many others who arrived in the North and lit up the game with their play & their smile quite as much as this man. High time the family have him back for themselves. https://t.co/Mb07cWYVmL
— Nick Mullins (@andNickMullins) March 16, 2021
— Scott Quinnell (@ScottQuinnell) March 16, 2021
Here is the moment where you can see Jonathan Sexton gives his shocked reaction that his teammate CJ Stander will be retiring from rugby at the end of the season.