CJ Stander was not in Belfast on New Year's Day as Munster coughed up a 17-point lead to Ulster at Ravenhill. Stander was among the 11 changes made from the Munster side which lost to Leinster at Thomond Park on St. Stephen's Day.
At half-time, Munster were sitting pretty, up 17-0. Ulster captain Rory Best, unavailable due injury, cut a pained figure at the break while speaking to BBC Northern Ireland. Best felt he had drawn the short straw by having to speak about the first half.
It was not until the 58th minute that Ulster registered their first score via a try from Darren Cave. The build-up to that score also contained a major momentum-turning moment in the game: a red card for Munster centre Sammy Arnold.
In all, Ulster would score 24 unanswered points - a bonus point win. Remarkably, Munster were lucky to leave the pitch with a losing bonus point.
Stander's reaction, captured by his wife on Instagram, told all about how Munster players and fans felt about the result.