Pienaar in line for top award

2014-01-22 07:46

Springbok and Ulster scrumhalf Ruan Pienaar has been nominated on the longlist for ERC European Player of the Year.

Pienaar's boot saves the day

2014-01-06 09:03

Springbok scrumhalf Ruan Pienaar was the hero for his Irish club Ulster at the weekend as they beat Munster in the Pro12.

10 - That many overseas Boks!

2013-10-29 10:35

The Springbok squad for the upcoming End of Year tour to Europe includes 10 players currently plying their trade for overseas clubs.

Pienaar extends Ulster stay

2013-10-08 19:00

Ulster have announced that Springbok scrumhalf Ruan Pienaar has signed a three-year contract extension at the club.

Boks to welcome back Fourie

2013-09-17 10:04

The Boks will be happy to have the services of scrumhalf Fourie du Preez back for their final two Rugby Championship Tests.

In-Zane Meyer Ruan-ing Boks

2013-09-04 11:01

Sport24 readers have criticised the selection of Zane Kirchner and Ruan Pienaar in Heyneke Meyer's Bok team to face the Wallabies.

Bok fans vent Pienaar rage

2013-08-26 12:17

Sport24 readers were scathing about the performance of Springbok scrumhalf Ruan Pienaar in the Boks' narrow win over the Pumas.

Meyer: Pienaar deserves spot

2013-08-15 09:13

Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer says Ruan Pienaar deserves to start at scrumhalf ahead of Fourie du Preez.

Pienaar set for Bok start

2013-08-12 22:06

Ruan Pienaar looks set to start for the Springboks in their opening Rugby Championship Test match against Argentina.

Pienaar up for top Euro award

2013-01-23 12:00

Springbok scrumhalf Ruan Pienaar is among 15 players nominated for the European Player of the Year award.

Ruan keen to cement No 9 spot

2012-10-04 10:02

Springbok scrumhalf Ruan Pienaar is eager to make the No 9 jersey his own as he prepares to face the All Blacks in Soweto.

Ruan banging on No 9 door

2012-08-20 14:00

Ruan Pienaar must be getting closer and closer to a Test start: might it come in Argentina on Saturday?

Bok bench to ‘boogie’ again?

2012-06-15 10:17

The Springbok substitutes ought to be a dynamic component of the game-plan once more for Saturday’s second Test.

Little backing for Du Preez

2012-05-29 11:15

If Sport24's readers are to be believed, not only would Fourie du Preez not be the Bok skipper, he wouldn't even be in the team!

Pienaar pipped for top award

2012-05-21 21:28

SA's Ruan Pienaar, a nominee for European Player of the Year, has been pipped for the award by Ireland fullback Rob Kearney.

Pedrie backs Ruan for Boks

2012-05-03 22:14

Ruan Pienaar should be a strong candidate for the Bok scrumhalf berth, according to his Ulster team-mate Pedrie Wannenburg.

Pienaar shines for Ulster

2012-04-08 17:07

Springbok Ruan Pienaar has contributed 15 points as Ulster stunned two-time winners Munster in the Heineken Cup quarter-finals.

Ruan in buoyant mood

2011-07-18 08:22

Ruan Pienaar is as excited about this year’s Tri-Nations as he was about wearing the Bok jersey for the first time.

Stormers hunting Pienaar

2011-05-09 22:27

Ruan Pienaar's agent has confirmed that there have been talks with the Stormers about the Bok possibly joining the Cape side.

Div takes the cautious road

2010-11-23 16:04

If this is to prove Div's last game in charge of SA, he is not trying to spare himself the guillotine by playing any daring cards.

Pienaar stars for Ulster

2010-10-09 07:02

Ruan Pienaar scored a try on his Heineken Cup debut as Ulster sealed a bonus-point 30-6 victory over Italian outfit Aironi.

Broken Boks return overseas

2010-09-09 22:35

The non-availability of the Boks may have upset a the domestic unions, but teams like Ulster and Bath are probably furious.

Sharks have a crisis at No 10

2010-08-03 09:25

While the Lions are delighted with the progress of flyhalf Elton Jantjes, the Sharks may well have a crisis at No 10.

Smarting Boks look to atone

2010-07-22 10:11

SA will look to steady their rocky start to this year's Tri-Nations with victory over the transitional Wallabies this weekend.

Bok buddies together again

2010-07-20 22:31

In what probably feels like an eternity, Ruan Pienaar and Morné Steyn will finally play together again and as the Boks’ halfback pairing.


Pienaar again Ulster's hero

2014-01-20 10:36

Ruan Pienaar has continued his rich run of form when he helped his Irish club Ulster clinch a home Heineken Cup quarter-final tie.

Bok coach to stick with Ruan?

2013-11-26 14:32

Mediocre at best against France, Ruan Pienaar still seems safe in his Bok status for the moment, writes Rob Houwing.

Pienaar snubs R800k a month

2013-10-10 13:15

Springbok scrumhalf Ruan Pienaar reportedly turned down a R800 000 per month deal with French giants Toulon.

Toulon to snag another Bok?

2013-09-19 17:00

According to French media, Springbok scrumhalf Ruan Pienaar, currently at Ulster, is set to join European champions Toulon.

I must improve, admits Pienaar

2013-09-06 11:18

Springbok scrumhalf Ruan Pienaar has admitted he must improve his form if the wants to keep his place in the starting XV.

In-Zane Meyer Ruan-ing Boks

2013-09-04 10:59

Sport24 readers have criticised the selection of Zane Kirchner and Ruan Pienaar in Heyneke Meyer's Bok team to face the Wallabies.

Bok fans vent Pienaar rage

2013-08-26 12:12

Sport24 readers were scathing about the performance of Springbok scrumhalf Ruan Pienaar in the Boks' narrow win over the Pumas.

Pienaar, Duane start for Boks

2013-08-14 12:37

Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer has named Ruan Pienaar at scrumhalf for Saturday's Rugby Championship Test against Argentina.

Boks seek swift Pienaar service

2013-06-12 22:48

Ruan Pienaar can muzzle a few doubters with a sprightly Bok comeback performance at Nelspruit on Saturday.

Ruan: Lambie pick a position!

2012-10-10 09:57

Springbok scrumhalf Ruan Pienaar has called on utility back Pat Lambie to choose a position he wants to specialise in.

Pienaar relishing Bok start

2012-09-06 14:25

Ruan Pienaar is relishing his recall to SA's starting XV and is looking forward to matching his skills against Will Genia in Perth.

UK scribe lauds Boks' Pienaar

2012-06-24 12:06

Despite his curtailed role, Ruan Pienaar’s contribution to the Test series between SA and England has earned a UK press laurel.

Pienaar hungry for Bok spot

2012-05-30 07:36

Ruan Pienaar is so keen to run out for the Springboks again that he is willing to play in whatever position Heyneke Meyer wants him.

Pienaar to join Bok squad

2012-05-28 13:21

Coach Heyneke Meyer has confirmed that current Ulster scrumhalf Ruan Pienaar will join the Springbok squad.

Pienaar up for top Euro award

2012-05-16 12:11

Ulster's South African scrumhalf Ruan Pienaar has made the shortlist for the European Player of the Year for the 2011/12 season.

Former Boks star for Ulster

2012-04-28 20:55

Former Springboks Ruan Pienaar and Pedrie Wannenburg have led Ulster into their first Heineken Cup final in 13 years.

Pienaar to give Boks the edge

2011-07-19 21:58

Bok coach Peter de Villiers is confident that scrumhalf Ruan Pienaar's "decision-making ability" will pull his side through.

Pienaar: We'll be competitive

2011-07-13 19:54

Springbok scrumhalf Ruan Pienaar feels they could still pose a threat in the Tri-Nations, despite being without several stars.

Pienaar to play Super Rugby?

2011-05-09 08:35

Springbok Ruan Pienaar could possibly play Super Rugby for either the Bulls or the Stormers for the rest of the Super Rugby season.

Spies, Pienaar back for Boks

2010-11-23 13:48

The Springboks have restored scrumhalf Ruan Pienaar and eighthman Pierre Spies to the starting line-up to take on England.

Pienaar lands in Belfast

2010-09-16 13:29

Ulster's latest high-profile South African signing, Sharks utility back Ruan Pienaar, has finally touched down in Belfast.

Div faces scrumhalf crisis

2010-08-06 19:00

Peter de Villiers is facing a selection dilemma in the scrumhalf position after Ruan Pienaar sustained a shoulder injury.

Ruan bound for Ulster

2010-07-29 07:48

South Africa flyhalf Ruan Pienaar has agreed to his release from the Sharks and will join Ulster at the start of September.

'SA can still win Tri-Nations'

2010-07-21 07:45

Despite two consecutive losses against NZ, Bok kicking coach Percy Montgomery believes SA can still retain their Tri-Nations crown.

Ruan is a ray of Bok light

2010-07-19 07:08

At least one positive aspect emerged from the wreckage of the Springboks’ second successive defeat to the arch-enemy All Blacks, writes Rob Houwing.

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