Munster glad to restore some pride

Date published: January 17 2016

Munster captain CJ Stander hopes that Sunday's win over Stade Français will go some way to repairing the damage of this season.

The two-time European champions were humbled in Paris on the previous weekend after being well beaten by a 14-man Stade side.

Their Round 5 success however marked a return to form for Anthony Foley's men, even if the result was irrelevant when it comes to qualification for the knockout stages.

Stander however hailed the continued support of Munster's fans, despite their rough run of results.

"We said we were playing for nothing but pride and that shows the character we have here in Munster," Stander told the EPC Rugby website.

"There was a lot of hurt last week but a lot of the boys stepped up and we are very proud.

"The fans stood behind us and made an unbelievable noise. We knew it was all about our actions and getting pride back into the place and we showed a lot of characters.

"The tries either side of half-time were crucial and we are pleased to get four points, we did what we needed to do and we hope we have made the fans proud.

"We made our tackles when we had to, we did not make the same mistakes we made last week. We have not been great at closing games out but we put it all on the table."