Baby joy for rugby player CJ Stander and wife Jean-Marie

Rugby player CJ Stander has revealed that he is set to become a dad for the first time. The sportsman confirmed the wonderful news in quite the adorable Instagram post.

The 28-year-old revealed that they will be welcoming their first child in August 2019.

He shared a photo of him and his wife Jean-Marie with their two dogs. At their feet a sign read: ‘For this child we have prayed. Baby Stander due Aug ‘19.’

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The dad-to-be captioned the image: “On this Valentine's Day there is no better time to say, our hearts have been stirred.”

He continued: “For this child we‘ve prayed & our prayers have been heard.”

The rugby star gushed about their family news: “With gratitude & excitement, we can say there is a Stander baby on the way!  #werepregnant #StanderBaby”

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Fans showered the parents-to-be with loving messages following the delightful announcement.

One wrote: “Congratulations & best wishes to you both & praying it will be an uneventful, healthy pregnancy.”

Another said: “Congratulations guys. God's richest blessings.”

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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“Many congratulations and healthy times ahead,” one user added.

The Munster rugby player married Jean-Marie in a stunning ceremony in 2013.

We couldn’t be happier for the couple. We’re sure they’re already counting down the days to baby’s arrival.

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