Brynard Stander is powerful, aggressive blindside flanker who is set to take his game to a new level in 2017 as he enters his fourth season with the West Australian club. The Durban-born hardman played 13 matches for the Road Safety Western Force in 2016 with nine starts and after a stellar campaign in the Buildcorp NRC with Perth Spirit will look to make the No.6 jersey his own in 2017. With a game centred around powerful ball running, strength in contact and solidarity in defence Stander is set to wreak havoc in the backrow alongside the experience of Ben McCalman and Matt Hodgson and young guns Richard Hardwick and Isi Naisarani.
Plays 13 matches for the Force, stars for the Perth Spirit leading the competition in offloads and scoring two tries.
Plays six matches for the Force, sidelined for the majority of the season with a shoulder injury.
Makes his Super Rugby debut for the Western Force in Week One against the NSW Waratahs; plays 14 matches in his first season for the Western Force, scores his maiden try in the 29-19 win over the Lions; plays six matches for the Perth Spirit in the Buildcorp National Rugby Championship.
Starting flanker for the Sharks XV, that is knocked out of the Vodacom Cup by eventual champions, the Golden Lions, 42-25 in the quarter finals; recognised as the Sharks’ Forward of the Year for the Vodacom Cup; member of the Sharks XV squad that wins Currie Cup, beating Western Province 33-19 in the final; signs for the Western Force for two years.
Makes his Currie Cup debut for the Sharks against the Blue Bulls in Pretoria; starting flanker for the Sharks XV that loses their Vodacom Cup quarter final, 37-36, to the Blue Bulls.
Represents the Sharks U19 that finishes runners-up in the ABSA Under 21 Currie Cup, losing to the Blue Bulls, 46-30 in the final.
Member of the Sharks side that finishes fifth in the ABSA Under 19 Currie Cup.
Member of the Kwazulu-Natal U18 side that finishes fourth at Craven Week; member of the Sharks U19 squad that wins the ABSA Under 19 Currie Cup, defeating Western Province 31-18 in the final.
Member of the Kwazulu-Natal U18 side that finishes 11th at Craven Week