"The same thing for South Africans" - Ireland's CJ Stander on England rivalry

Munster back-row says rivalry will bring "something different" to Six Nations game

CJ Stander

CJ Stander signs autographs for supporters after the open training session ©INPHO/Cathal Noonan

CJ Stander says the England rivalry means "there will be something different" as Ireland visit Twickenham for Saturday's Six Nations game.

The South African-born back-row is a likely starter in Joe Schmidt's selection and says that as a South African, taking on England is also something special.

"I aware of it. I am South African, not Irish, but it is the same thing for South Africans. We have a thing about England. It doesn’t matter what you play or what you do, you just want to play against them so it is good to slot in with the boys. It is something for Irish people against English teams and it is good to get that feeling from the boys. The boys are ready for this match and that there is something different in this game," he said.