The rugby was tense nailbiting stuff and in the end Ireland had to settle for a draw.
One thing that made Irish fans very happy was the performance of CJ Stander.
He set the tone with a gut-busting rendition of our national anthem.
CJ Stander learning off the National Anthem and Singing it out 🍀🍀 serious respect for that man and even more now #Legend— Hann (@hannmac14) February 7, 2016
And followed it up with equal guts on the field.
Stander looking like one of those special players who gets better with every step up in standard. TOD immense so far too. #IRLvWAL— Murray Kinsella (@Murray_Kinsella) February 7, 2016
Stander to the manor born. Explosive. O'Donnell superb so far too.— Whiff of Cordite (@WhiffofCordite) February 7, 2016
The rest of Ireland is realising what Munster fans have known for some time.
CJ Stander = Legend.
Stander went on to win Man of the Match - a star is born!
Munster coach @foleyag said a couple of weeks ago about Stander "He's a great man and the player comes out of that"— Donn O'Sullivan (@DonnOSullivan) February 7, 2016
Thunderous contest, what a debut for Stander. Delighted for him. Warrior #IREvWAL— Alan English (@AlanEnglish9) February 7, 2016
Sam Warburton on CJ Stander: "As if I didn't already know, he's a very good carrier... he was impressive today"— Pat McCarry (@patmccarry) February 7, 2016