Cape Town - Western Province director of coaching Rassie Erasmus has confirmed former Sharks scrumhalf Ruan Pienaar will not be available for selection in the closing stages of this year's Vodacom Super Rugby.
There were reports last week that Springbok coach Peter de Villiers wanted Pienaar, currently in action for Irish side Ulster, to return to South Africa
, with the Stormers and Bulls the favourites to sign him.
The Stormers are currently in Auckland preparing for Friday's Super Rugby clash against the Blues. Kick-off is at 09:35 SA time.