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Watch: Brilliant CJ Stander Kick Sets Up Craig Gilroy Hat-Trick

Watch: Brilliant CJ Stander Kick Sets Up Craig Gilroy Hat-Trick

It was a much-improved performance from Ireland today as they got their first win of this year's Six Nations against Italy. Ireland ran out 63-10 winners against the Italians in a performance that included hat-tricks from CJ Stander and Craig Gilroy.

Stander picked up another man-of-the-match award for his performance. To give you some idea, these were his half-time stats:

It really was the complete performance from the Munster man. It even included an absolute gem of a kick to set up Craig Gilroy for his hat-trick try:

CJ Stander kick sets up Gilroy hat-trick

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Gilroy's second try wasn't too shabby either - demonstrating the Ulsterman's brilliant footwork.

While Stander became the first forward in the Six Nations to score a hat-trick, Gilroy's hat-trick created its own little bit of history.

SEE ALSO: Watch: CJ Stander Touches Down After Sumptuous Passes From Heaslip And Zebo

Conall Cahill

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