Cape Town - Ulster
scrumhalf Ruan Pienaar admitted it had been a "tough week" for his
family but he was pleased with his solid performance against the
Pienaar was man-of-the-match in his team's 29-8 win over the Welsh
region at Kingspan Stadium, scoring a try and setting one up on Friday.
That helped paper over a difficult few days for the Springbok, who
this week discovered he would not be remaining at Ulster after 2016/17.
The Irish Rugby Football Union stated Ulster had to let their South
African leave at the end of the season due to the "succession policy".
"Emotionally, it's been a tough week for me and my family," Pienaar told BBC Sport following their opening PRO12 win at Kingspan Stadium.
"But it's pleasing to get the win and great to get a reception like this.
"I have been here for so long. I feel part of the furniture now. I
love this club. I love this city and all the people here. It (the
reception) meant a lot to me.
"For me, it's all about the team and the next 10 months here. Putting
up good performances and just enjoying the time I've got left in the