Rugby

Pienaar again Ulster's hero

2014-01-20 10:36
Ruan Pienaar (AFP)
Cape Town - Ruan Pienaar continued his rich run of form when he helped his Irish club Ulster clinch a home Heineken Cup quarter-final tie with a 22-19 away victory over Leicester on Saturday.

The result saw Ulster finish top of Pool Five with six wins from six matches.

Pienaar scored a try, kicked the conversion and landed five penalties, including two monsters from inside his own half.

While his form was erratic for the Springboks in 2013, Pienaar is red-hot in Ireland.

A few weeks ago he was also the star as he kicked Ulster to a 29-19 win over rivals Munster.

European (Heineken) Cup pool results at the weekend:

Sunday:


Pool 4

Scarlets (WAL) 20 Harlequins (ENG) 22

Clermont (FRA) 28 Racing-Metro (FRA) 3

Pool 6

Munster (IRL) 38 Edinburgh (SCO) 6

Perpignan (FRA) 18 Gloucester (ENG) 36

Saturday:

Pool 2

Cardiff (WAL) 13 Exeter (ENG) 19

Glasgow (SCO) 8 Toulon (FRA) 15

Pool 3

Saracens (ENG) 64 Connacht (IRL) 6

Zebre (ITA) 6 Toulouse (FRA) 16

Pool 5

Leicester (ENG) 19 Ulster (IRL) 22

Montpellier (FRA) 24 Treviso (ITA) 6

Friday:

Pool 1

Leinster (IRL) 36 Ospreys (WAL) 3

Northampton (ENG) 13 Castres (FRA) 3

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