French club set sights on CJ Stander

2017-12-07 13:30
CJ Stander (Getty Images)

Cape Town - French club Montpellier are reportedly interested in luring Ireland flank CJ Stander to the Top 14.

According to the Irish Independent, Montpellier’s billionaire owner Mohed Altrad has identified Stander as a target and is hoping to tempt him away from Munster.

The 27-year-old Stander, who was born in South Africa and started his career at the Bulls in 2010, has been on Munster’s books since 2012.

The loose forward qualified to play for Ireland three years later and has since gone on to play 18 Tests for his adopted country.

He also boasts one Test for the British and Irish Lions, having come off the bench in the drawn final Test against New Zealand in Auckland in June.

According to the Irish publication, the IRFU could have a fight on their hands in order to keep Stander.

The IRFU’s initial offer is believed to have fallen well short of what Stander could earn abroad.

Negotiations are reportedly continuing back and forth between the player's representatives and IRFU chief David Nucifora, but the presence of a big offer from Montpellier is muddying the waters.

Reports on the website claim that the IRFU offered Stander just €260 000 per annum (R4.1m), literally a fraction of what he could demand in the UK or France. That figure - if accurate - was just €20 000 (R319 600) more than his previous contract.

Read more on:    munster  |  montpellier  |  cj stander  |  rugby


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


The 2019/20 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

Latest blogs

After 3 weeks of Super Rugby action, which South African team appears most likely to challenge for overall honours?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.