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Ruan Pienaar: It Would Have Been Nice To Finish My Career At Ulster

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Both Ruan Pienaar and the whole of Ulster Rugby were left devastated when the influential scrum-half was denied the chance to see out his career in Belfast. After joining the northern province in 2010, Pienaar’s family settled into life well as the South African became an integral part of the team as well as a fans favourite. However, despite longing …

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Watch: A Teary Eyed Ruan Pienaar Says Goodbye To His Beloved Ulster

Ulster finished off their disappointing season with a morale boosting 17-13 victory over southern rivals, Leinster, at the Kingspan Stadium in Belfast.  The performance will give supporters some cause for optimism that they can turn things around next season, especially with Jono Gibbes coming on board, there is plenty to be excited about. However, today was all about one man and …

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Ruan Pienaar’s Farewell Message To Fans Is Incredibly Touching

Ruan Pienaar’s seven-season tenure with Ulster is about to come to an end. Ulster play their last game of the season against Leinster in the Kingspan on Saturday and it will be the last time the Springbok lines out in the white of the northern province.  Pienaar is a non-Irish Qualified (NIQ) player due to him being capped by South Africa …

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Watch: Six Stunning Pro12 Try Of The Season Nominations

Guinness PRO12, RDS, Dublin 31/12/2016 Leinster vs Ulster Leinster's Rory O’Loughlin scores his second try Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Dan Sheridan

As the Pro12 regular season draws to a close, the nominations for Try of the Season have been released.  While there are two Welsh sides and one Scottish club included in the nominees, it is unsurprisingly the Irish provinces that dominate. Leinster and Munster made it to the semi-final stage of the Champions Cup this term while domestically the two …

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Neil Best Column: If Ulster Wanted To Appoint A Scrum Half With Little Coaching Experience – Why Not Ruan Pienaar

“If an injury has to be done to a man it should be so severe that his vengeance need not be feared.” Ireland achieved this last weekend -Ulster didn’t and England didn’t. Yet we probably learned more about Italy’s likely finishing position in this year’s Six Nations than we did of either Ireland or England. Eddie Jones is right to …

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All Blacks Superstar Linked With Shock Move to Leinster

Irish rugby is currently enjoying a wave of positivity following two impressive displays against the mighty All Blacks this month and now things could get even better for one province. While in Dublin for Saturday’s enthralling encounter with Ireland, it has been reported by the Irish Independent that New Zealand superstar Israel Dagg met with Leinster officials for talks about …

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Tommy Bowe Named In Barbarians Squad To Face Fiji

BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - OCTOBER 22: Ulster rugby's Tommy Bowe pictured before the Champions Cup Pool 5 game between Ulster and Exeter Chiefs at Kingspan Stadium on October 22, 2016 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)

Ulster and Ireland winger Tommy Bowe has been named in the Barbarians squad as part of this month’s tour. The 32-year-old was confirmed to be joining fellow Ulster players Ruan Pienaar and Dan Tuohy in the Baa-Baas squad to face Fiji at the Kingspan Stadium on November 11th, after their fixtures against South Africa and the Czech Republic. Delighted to confirm @TommyBowe14 …

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Agustin Creevy Linked With Move To Top 14 Club

Agustin Creevy could be set for a move to France. The money on offer in France means that very few players are out of the reach of Top 14 clubs. Throughout the last number of years, Toulon’s financial advantage has been eroded by like of Montpellier and Racing 92 who have each invested heavily in their squads. Indeed, last season …

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Frank Quinn Column: Stuart Lancaster’s Appointment Leaves Too Many Unanswered Questions

Leinster surprised the rugby public when they appointed Stuart Lancaster as senior coach this week. Last season Leinster paid the price for sacking Matt O’Conner without having an alternative candidate ready to take the reigns. The speed at which the province moved to cast aside the Australian was in complete contrast to their fruitless search to find a replacement. Throughout the …

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Ruan Pienaar Signs Three Year Deal With Top 14 Club

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The IRFU blocked Ulster’s attempt to extend Ruan Pienaar’s contract. Despite all of the protests, online petitions and newspaper articles, Ruan Pienaar will leave Ulster this season and join Montpellier on a three year deal. Although the scrum half wanted to remain at Ravenhill for the foreseeable future, the IRFU’s succession policy put an end to any such aspirations, leaving Ulster …

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Ruan Pienaar’s Availability Stokes Interest Of Premiership Club

Ruan Pienaar will leave Ulster at the end of the season. Ulster fans were left in a state of shock this week, when the IRFU stamped their authority over the province by refusing to sanction an extension of Ruan Pienaar’s contract. Since joining Ulster in 2010, the South African scrum half has become an iconic figure among supporters, who vented …

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IRFU Release Statement On Ruan Pienaar

BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - DECEMBER 11: Ruan Pienaar of Ulster during the European Champions Cup Pool 1 rugby game at Kingspan Stadium on December 11, 2015 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)

Despite the best efforts of both player and club, Ruan Pienaar’s playing days at the northern province are now numbered. The South African has established himself as a real leader in the Ulster squad since arriving to Belfast in 2010. Scoring 777 points in 118 games Pienaar’s record speaks for itself. However, due to the IRFU succession policy Pienaar must …

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Ulster Confirm Departure Of Ruan Pienaar

BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - DECEMBER 11: Ruan Pienaar of Ulster during the European Champions Cup Pool 1 rugby game at Kingspan Stadium on December 11, 2015 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)

Ruan Pienaar is set to move to the Top 14. Despite Ulster’s best attempts to retain the services of Ruan Pienaar, the Irish province have this morning confirmed that they have been unable to extend his contract. Pienaar has become a crowd favourite at the Kingspan Stadium since joining Ulster in 2010, however due to the IRFU’s strict policy on renewing the contracts …

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