Pienaar looking to sharpen up

2014-12-10 21:54

Fit-again Springbok scrumhalf Ruan Pienaar is happy to be back in action after three months on the sidelines.

Meyer should 'discard' Pienaar

2014-11-05 13:06

Marcus does not agree with Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer's constant inclusion of Ruan Pienaar in national side.

Boks to make Pienaar decision

2014-11-03 20:45

Springbok management have revealed when they will make a decision on Ruan Pienaar's availability for their northern hemisphere tour.

Ruan’s fitness crucial for Boks

2014-11-03 11:03

The first priority for the Springboks as they get down to the business in Dublin will be to subject Ruan Pienaar to a fitness test.

Div: Pienaar most gifted Bok

2014-09-25 13:43

Former Springbok coach Peter de Villiers says Ruan Pienaar was the most naturally gifted player he ever coached.

JP to replace hurt Pienaar

2014-09-14 21:30

JP Pietersen will replace the injured Ruan Pienaar for home Rugby Championship Tests against the Kiwis and Wallabies.

SA lead at the break

2014-09-13 10:24

The Springboks held on to a slender lead at half time during the titanic battle against the All Blacks in Wellington.

Boks: Flo, Ruan revel in rain

2014-08-16 22:12

Euro-based customers Francois Louw and Ruan Pienaar were authoritative in the Boks’ hard-earned victory, says Rob Houwing.

Door open for Bok No 9 jersey

2014-08-05 05:00

Fourie du Preez’ injury may well have opened up an opportunity for the next line to make an impression on Bok coach Heyneke Meyer.

Louw, Pienaar ready for Boks

2014-05-22 10:09

Overseas-based Boks Francois Louw and Ruan Pienaar will be ready for action by the time the Boks play their first game this year.

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.


Pienaar makes winning return

2014-12-08 11:51

Springbok scrumhalf Ruan Pienaar made winning return his Irish club in a European Champions Cup game at the weekend.

Pienaar ruled out of Bok tour

2014-11-04 17:20

Ruan Pienaar has been ruled out of the Springboks' Northern Hemisphere tour and will be replaced by Jano Vermaak.

Pienaar's EOYT in the balance

2014-11-03 17:30

Ruan Pienaar will be put through his paces in training before making a decision on both his availability for the Springboks' EOYT.

Depth at No 9 pleases Heyneke

2014-10-06 13:02

Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer has expressed his satisfaction with the depth they have in the scrumhalf position.

Pienaar fit for year end tour?

2014-09-17 07:45

Springbok scrumhalf Ruan Pienaar will be out of action for approximately four to six weeks with a medial collateral ligament sprain.

Boks lose Pienaar 'for months'

2014-09-13 22:14

Springbok scrumhalf Ruan Pienaar will miss the rest of the Rugby Championship after suffering a knee ligament injury.

Boks desperate for No 9 spark

2014-09-08 13:33

Alternatives to Ruan Pienaar aren’t that attractive, but SA may need to shake the scrumhalf bag, writes Rob Houwing.

No Bok lifeline for Kockott

2014-08-05 09:07

Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer has eliminated any doubt surrounding the international future of Castre scrumhalf, Rory Kockott.

Time for Pienaar to step up

2014-08-04 14:33

With Fourie du Preez out of this year’s Rugby Championship, the time has come for Ruan Pienaar to step up.

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.

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