Pienaar makes winning return

2014-12-08 11:51
Ruan Pienaar (File)
Cape Town - Springbok scrumhalf Ruan Pienaar made a winning return for his Irish club in a European Champions Cup game at the weekend.


Pienaar, 30, scored a try as his club Ulster beat Welsh team Scarlets 24-9 to keep alive their hopes of reaching the knockout stages.

Pienaar had been out of action since he injured his knee ligaments in a Test against New Zealand in Wellington in September.

It also saw him miss the Springboks' year-end tour to Europe.

Pienaar's return will no doubt please coach Heyneke Meyer, who has shown a liking to Pienaar during his time as Springbok coach.

Fourie du Preez is Meyer's preferred scrumhalf and he should be back in action next season after missing a large part of 2013 with an ankle injury, while Pienaar and either Francois Hougaard or Cobus Reinach could be the other scrumhalves in Meyer's squad for next year's Rugby World Cup.


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