This is more a thank you than an accolade to CJ Stander, who played his last match for the Vodacom Blue Bulls in Durban. Stander only came on in the second half as a substitute, but few will argue against claims that he was a constant performer for the Blue Bulls in a difficult season.
He scored five tries, the same as the best scoring back, Akona Ndungane, and almost all of those were crucial tries for the team.
Stander leaves the Blue Bulls family way too early in his career, but might be back for a second stint in the future. Munster will benefit greatly from having Stander in their squad.
Position: Loose Forward
Date of Birth: April 05 1990
Place of Birth: George
Provincial Debut: 2010 v Pumas
Provincial Caps: 36
Provincial Points: 55
Super Rugby Debut: 2012 v Sharks
Super Rugby Caps: 16
Super Rugby Points: 20