Cape Town - Former Springbok and Ulster favourite Ruan Pienaar could have played his
last match for the province after suffering a back injury against the
Ospreys on Saturday.
The 33-year-old scrumhalf, who is leaving the PRO12 outfit
at the end of the season, came off after 20 minutes due to a back spasm.
And with Ulster struggling to make the playoffs, this
weekend’s game against Leinster looks like being their last of the
Ulster host Leinster on Saturday while Ospreys head to the Scarlets,
with the Welsh region currently five points better off in the standings
and they also boast a stronger points differential of 73, meaning it’s
going to be a difficult ask for Ulster to progress to the knockout
Pienaar has played 88 Tests for the Springboks.