Rugby

Pienaar snubs R800k a month

2013-10-10 13:15
Ruan Pienaar (AFP)
Cape Town - Springbok scrumhalf Ruan Pienaar reportedly turned down a €60 000 (R800 000) per month deal with French Top 14 giants Toulon.

Pienaar earlier this week signed a three-year contract extension with Irish club Ulster.

Pienaar was previously linked with a move to Heineken Cup champions Toulon, but the 29-year-old, who joined Ulster in 2010, has now extended his stay Ravenhill until 2017.

According to the Irish Independent's website, Pienaar turned down the massive offer after discussing the move with his wife and declaring that he would prefer to remain in Belfast where he has settled with his young family.

"I am delighted to be staying at Ulster," Pienaar told AFP.

"I have really enjoyed my first three seasons at the province and I am looking forward to helping the team compete for silverware in the coming years."

Pienaar has represented the Springboks in 71 Tests, most recently their Rugby Championship defeat against the All Blacks at Ellis Park.
 

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