Ruan Pienaar
Ruan Pienaar

Ruan Pienaar

DOB: 10/03/1984
Place of Birth: Bloemfontein , S Africa
Height: 1.88 m
Weight: 90.00 kg
Position: Scrum Half
Honours: South Africa (88 caps)

His marque signing in 2010 was rightly seen as a signal of Ulster’s ambitions. A truly world-class scrum-half he has become a crowd favourite with his array of skills at the base of the scrum, his passing, kicking and defence-splitting runs. A regular pick in PRO12 ‘Teams of the Season’ he realised his dream to join his father as a Springbok and played over 80 times for South Africa having established his reputation with Natal Sharks. Reluctantly he and Ulster have accepted an IRFU regulation that this will be his last season in Belfast, and he will be determined that he marks his departure by helping bring silverware to Kingspan Stadium.

 

  • Current Season Stats
  • Career Stats

Stats

Current Season Totals

Appearances
23
Points
100
Tries
5
Conversions
30
Penalties
5
Drop Goals
0
Red cards
0
Yellow cards
0
Metres gained
411
Carries
92
Clean breaks
15
Defenders beaten
12
Passes
1776
Off-loads
12
Tackles
124
Kicks from Hand
180
Lineouts Won
3
Try Assists
12
Turnovers Won
1

European Rugby Champions Cup 2016-2017

Appearances
4
Points
0
Tries
0
Conversions
0
Penalties
0
Drop Goals
0
Red cards
0
Yellow cards
0
Metres gained
59
Carries
14
Clean breaks
2
Defenders beaten
3
Passes
331
Off-loads
3
Tackles
17
Kicks from Hand
32
Lineouts Won
0
Try Assists
3
Turnovers Won
0

GUINNESS PRO12 2016-2017

Appearances
19
Points
100
Tries
5
Conversions
30
Penalties
5
Drop Goals
0
Red cards
0
Yellow cards
0
Metres gained
352
Carries
78
Clean breaks
13
Defenders beaten
9
Passes
1445
Off-loads
9
Tackles
107
Kicks from Hand
148
Lineouts Won
3
Try Assists
9
Turnovers Won
1
Appearances
141
Points
877
Tries
25
Conversions
133
Penalties
161
Drop Goals
1
Red cards
0
Yellow cards
1

Ulster Playing History

Date Competition Result Started T C P DG YC RC Pts Mins
02/09/2016 GUINNESS PRO12 Ulster Rugby 29-8 Newport Gwent Dragons Yes 1 2 0 0 No No 9
10/09/2016 GUINNESS PRO12 Benetton Rugby 11-22 Ulster Rugby Yes 1 2 1 0 No No 12
16/09/2016 GUINNESS PRO12 Ulster Rugby 19-8 Scarlets Yes 0 0 0 0 No No
23/09/2016 GUINNESS PRO12 Glasgow Warriors 17-22 Ulster Rugby Yes 0 0 0 0 No No
01/10/2016 GUINNESS PRO12 Ulster Rugby 9-7 Ospreys No 0 0 0 0 No No
16/10/2016 European Rugby Champions Cup Bordeaux-Begles 28-13 Ulster Rugby Yes 0 0 0 0 No No
22/10/2016 European Rugby Champions Cup Ulster Rugby 19-18 Exeter Chiefs Yes 0 0 0 0 No No
28/10/2016 GUINNESS PRO12 Ulster Rugby 14-15 Munster Rugby Yes 0 0 0 0 No No
04/11/2016 GUINNESS PRO12 Edinburgh Rugby 28-17 Ulster Rugby Yes 0 2 1 0 No No 7
03/12/2016 GUINNESS PRO12 Cardiff Blues 22-35 Ulster Rugby Yes 0 5 0 0 No No 10
10/12/2016 European Rugby Champions Cup Ulster Rugby 39-32 ASM Clermont Auvergne Yes 0 0 0 0 No No
18/12/2016 European Rugby Champions Cup ASM Clermont Auvergne 38-19 Ulster Rugby Yes 0 0 0 0 No No
23/12/2016 GUINNESS PRO12 Ulster Rugby 23-7 Connacht Rugby Yes 0 0 0 0 No No
31/12/2016 GUINNESS PRO12 Leinster Rugby 22-7 Ulster Rugby Yes 0 1 0 0 No No 2
18/02/2017 GUINNESS PRO12 Ulster Rugby 37-17 Glasgow Warriors Yes 1 3 2 0 No No 17
26/02/2017 GUINNESS PRO12 Zebre Rugby 17-40 Ulster Rugby Yes 1 5 0 0 No No 15
03/03/2017 GUINNESS PRO12 Ulster Rugby 19-7 Benetton Rugby Yes 0 2 0 0 No No 4
11/03/2017 GUINNESS PRO12 Ulster Rugby 68-21 Zebre Rugby Yes 1 6 0 0 No No 17
24/03/2017 GUINNESS PRO12 Newport Gwent Dragons 17-27 Ulster Rugby Yes 0 2 1 0 No No 7
07/04/2017 GUINNESS PRO12 Ulster Rugby 24-24 Cardiff Blues Yes 0 0 0 0 No No
15/04/2017 GUINNESS PRO12 Munster Rugby 22-20 Ulster Rugby Yes 0 0 0 0 No No
29/04/2017 GUINNESS PRO12 Ospreys 24-10 Ulster Rugby Yes 0 0 0 0 No No
06/05/2017 GUINNESS PRO12 Ulster Rugby 17-13 Leinster Rugby Yes 0 0 0 0 No No
Date Competition Result Started T C P DG YC RC Pts Mins
08/11/2015 GUINNESS PRO12 Newport Gwent Dragons 12-19 Ulster Rugby No 0 0 0 0 No No
20/11/2015 European Rugby Champions Cup Ulster Rugby 9-27 Saracens Yes 0 0 0 0 No No 0
27/11/2015 GUINNESS PRO12 Leinster Rugby 8-3 Ulster Rugby Yes 0 0 0 0 No No
04/12/2015 GUINNESS PRO12 Ulster Rugby 14-7 Edinburgh Rugby Yes 0 0 0 0 No No
11/12/2015 European Rugby Champions Cup Ulster Rugby 38-0 Stade Toulousain Yes 0 0 0 0 No No 0
20/12/2015 European Rugby Champions Cup Stade Toulousain 23-25 Ulster Rugby Yes 1 0 0 0 No No 5
26/12/2015 GUINNESS PRO12 Connacht Rugby 3-10 Ulster Rugby Yes 0 0 0 0 No No
02/01/2016 GUINNESS PRO12 Ulster Rugby 7-9 Munster Rugby Yes 0 0 0 0 No No
10/01/2016 European Rugby Champions Cup Oyonnax 23-24 Ulster Rugby No 0 0 0 0 No No
16/01/2016 European Rugby Champions Cup Saracens 33-17 Ulster Rugby Yes 0 1 0 0 No No 2
05/02/2016 GUINNESS PRO12 Ulster Rugby 17-15 Newport Gwent Dragons Yes 0 0 0 0 No No
12/02/2016 GUINNESS PRO12 Ulster Rugby 13-10 Glasgow Warriors Yes 0 0 1 0 No No 3
21/02/2016 GUINNESS PRO12 Ulster Rugby 20-21 Scarlets No 0 0 0 0 No No
28/02/2016 GUINNESS PRO12 Cardiff Blues 23-13 Ulster Rugby Yes 0 0 0 0 No No
04/03/2016 GUINNESS PRO12 Ulster Rugby 32-0 Zebre Rugby Yes 0 0 0 0 No No
25/03/2016 GUINNESS PRO12 Glasgow Warriors 27-17 Ulster Rugby Yes 0 0 0 0 No No
01/04/2016 GUINNESS PRO12 Ulster Rugby 18-10 Connacht Rugby Yes 0 0 0 0 No No
16/04/2016 GUINNESS PRO12 Zebre Rugby 17-47 Ulster Rugby Yes 1 2 0 0 No No 9
30/04/2016 GUINNESS PRO12 Ulster Rugby 30-6 Leinster Rugby Yes 0 0 0 0 No No
07/05/2016 GUINNESS PRO12 Ospreys 26-46 Ulster Rugby Yes 0 0 0 0 No No
20/05/2016 GUINNESS PRO12 Leinster Rugby 30-18 Ulster Rugby Yes 0 0 0 0 No No
Date Competition Result Started T C P DG YC RC Pts Mins
06/12/2014 European Rugby Champions Cup Ulster Rugby 24-9 Scarlets Yes 1 0 0 0 Yes No 5
14/12/2014 European Rugby Champions Cup Scarlets 22-13 Ulster Rugby Yes 0 0 2 0 No No 6
20/12/2014 Guinness PRO12 Ospreys 31-20 Ulster Rugby Yes 0 0 0 0 No No
03/01/2015 Guinness PRO12 Leinster Rugby 24-11 Ulster Rugby Yes 0 0 2 0 No No 6
11/01/2015 Guinness PRO12 Benetton Treviso 20-24 Ulster Rugby Yes 1 0 0 0 No No 5
17/01/2015 European Rugby Champions Cup RC Toulon 60-22 Ulster Rugby Yes 0 1 0 0 No No 2
24/01/2015 European Rugby Champions Cup Ulster Rugby 26-7 Leicester Tigers Yes 0 3 0 0 No No 6
13/02/2015 Guinness PRO12 Ulster Rugby 43-3 Benetton Treviso Yes 0 5 1 0 No No 13
20/02/2015 Guinness PRO12 Edinburgh Rugby 17-20 Ulster Rugby Yes 1 2 2 0 No No 15
27/02/2015 Guinness PRO12 Ulster Rugby 25-20 Scarlets Yes 1 2 2 0 No No 15
08/03/2015 Guinness PRO12 Newport Gwent Dragons 26-22 Ulster Rugby Yes 0 2 1 0 No No 7
27/03/2015 Guinness PRO12 Ulster Rugby 36-17 Cardiff Blues Yes 0 1 4 0 No No 14
11/04/2015 Guinness PRO12 Connacht Rugby 20-27 Ulster Rugby Yes 0 1 0 0 No No 2
24/04/2015 Guinness PRO12 Ulster Rugby 26-10 Leinster Rugby Yes 0 2 4 0 No No 16
09/05/2015 Guinness PRO12 Ulster Rugby 23-23 Munster Rugby Yes 0 0 0 0 No No
16/05/2015 Guinness PRO12 Glasgow Warriors 32-10 Ulster Rugby No 0 0 0 0 No No
22/05/2015 Guinness PRO12 Glasgow Warriors 16-14 Ulster Rugby Yes 0 0 3 0 No No 9
Date Competition Result Started T C P DG YC RC Pts Mins
11/10/2013 Heineken Cup Ulster Rugby 22-16 Leicester Tigers No 0 0 0 0 No No
19/10/2013 Heineken Cup Montpellier Herault Rugby Club 8-25 Ulster Rugby Yes 0 0 5 0 No No 15
25/10/2013 RaboDirect PRO12 Ulster Rugby 39-21 Cardiff Blues Yes 0 1 1 0 No No 5
02/11/2013 RaboDirect PRO12 Scarlets 17-9 Ulster Rugby Yes 0 0 3 0 No No 9
07/12/2013 Heineken Cup Ulster Rugby 48-0 Benetton Treviso Yes 0 0 0 0 No No
14/12/2013 Heineken Cup Benetton Treviso 3-35 Ulster Rugby Yes 0 0 0 0 No No 0
20/12/2013 RaboDirect PRO12 Ulster Rugby 13-6 Zebre Yes 0 1 2 0 No No 8
28/12/2013 RaboDirect PRO12 Leinster Rugby 19-6 Ulster Rugby No 0 0 0 0 No No
03/01/2014 RaboDirect PRO12 Ulster Rugby 29-19 Munster Rugby Yes 0 2 5 0 No No 19
10/01/2014 Heineken Cup Ulster Rugby 27-16 Montpellier Herault Rugby Club Yes 1 3 2 0 No No 17
18/01/2014 Heineken Cup Leicester Tigers 19-22 Ulster Rugby Yes 1 1 5 0 No No 22
07/02/2014 RaboDirect PRO12 Ulster Rugby 10-7 Ospreys Yes 0 1 1 0 No No 5
23/02/2014 RaboDirect PRO12 Benetton Treviso 12-14 Ulster Rugby Yes 0 2 0 0 No No 4
28/02/2014 RaboDirect PRO12 Ulster Rugby 38-8 Newport Gwent Dragons Yes 1 0 1 0 No No 8
14/03/2014 RaboDirect PRO12 Ulster Rugby 26-13 Scarlets Yes 0 3 0 0 No No 6
05/04/2014 Heineken Cup Ulster Rugby 15-17 Saracens Yes 0 0 3 0 No No 9
17/05/2014 RaboDirect PRO12 Leinster Rugby 13-9 Ulster Rugby Yes 0 0 0 0 No No 0
Date Competition Result Started T C P DG YC RC Pts Mins
12/10/2012 Heineken Cup Ulster Rugby 41-17 Castres Olympique No 1 0 0 0 No No 5
19/10/2012 Heineken Cup Glasgow Warriors 8-19 Ulster Rugby Yes 0 0 0 0 No No 0
26/10/2012 RaboDirect PRO12 Newport Gwent Dragons 19-46 Ulster Rugby Yes 1 5 2 0 No No 21
02/11/2012 RaboDirect PRO12 Ulster Rugby 45-20 Edinburgh Rugby Yes 1 6 0 0 No No 17
07/12/2012 Heineken Cup Northampton Saints 6-25 Ulster Rugby Yes 0 0 0 0 No No
15/12/2012 Heineken Cup Ulster Rugby 9-10 Northampton Saints Yes 0 0 0 0 No No 0
21/12/2012 RaboDirect PRO12 Ulster Rugby 27-19 Leinster Rugby Yes 0 3 1 0 No No 9
04/01/2013 RaboDirect PRO12 Ulster Rugby 47-17 Scarlets Yes 0 2 4 0 No No 16
11/01/2013 Heineken Cup Ulster Rugby 23-6 Glasgow Warriors Yes 0 1 2 0 No No 8
19/01/2013 Heineken Cup Castres Olympique 8-9 Ulster Rugby Yes 0 0 3 0 No No 9
08/02/2013 RaboDirect PRO12 Ulster Rugby 12-16 Ospreys Yes 0 0 3 0 No No 9
15/02/2013 RaboDirect PRO12 Ulster Rugby 26-3 Zebre Yes 0 3 0 0 No No 6
22/02/2013 RaboDirect PRO12 Glasgow Warriors 20-14 Ulster Rugby Yes 0 0 3 0 No No 9
01/03/2013 RaboDirect PRO12 Ulster Rugby 29-29 Benetton Treviso Yes 0 0 0 0 No No
30/03/2013 RaboDirect PRO12 Leinster Rugby 18-22 Ulster Rugby Yes 0 0 4 0 No No 12
06/04/2013 Heineken Cup Saracens 27-16 Ulster Rugby Yes 0 1 3 0 No No 11
12/04/2013 RaboDirect PRO12 Ulster Rugby 31-5 Newport Gwent Dragons Yes 0 4 1 0 No No 11
19/04/2013 RaboDirect PRO12 Connacht Rugby 18-34 Ulster Rugby Yes 0 3 1 0 No No 9
03/05/2013 RaboDirect PRO12 Ulster Rugby 37-13 Cardiff Blues Yes 1 4 3 0 No No 22
10/05/2013 RaboDirect PRO12 Ulster Rugby 28-17 Scarlets Yes 0 2 3 0 No No 13
25/05/2013 RaboDirect PRO12 Ulster Rugby 18-24 Leinster Rugby Yes 0 0 6 0 No No 18
Date Competition Result Started T C P DG YC RC Pts Mins
29/10/2011 RaboDirect PRO12 Scarlets 24-17 Ulster Rugby Yes 0 0 0 0 No No
02/12/2011 RaboDirect PRO12 Ulster Rugby 24-17 Scarlets No 0 0 0 0 No No
09/12/2011 Heineken Cup Ulster Rugby 31-10 Aironi Rugby Yes 0 0 0 0 No No
17/12/2011 Heineken Cup Aironi Rugby 20-46 Ulster Rugby Yes 0 2 0 0 No No 4
30/12/2011 RaboDirect PRO12 Ulster Rugby 33-17 Munster Rugby Yes 1 0 1 0 No No 8
06/01/2012 RaboDirect PRO12 Edinburgh Rugby 20-42 Ulster Rugby Yes 0 2 4 0 No No 16
13/01/2012 Heineken Cup Ulster Rugby 41-7 Leicester Tigers Yes 0 3 5 0 No No 21
21/01/2012 Heineken Cup ASM Clermont Auvergne 19-15 Ulster Rugby Yes 0 0 5 0 No No 15
10/02/2012 RaboDirect PRO12 Ulster Rugby 30-12 Newport Gwent Dragons Yes 1 2 2 0 No No 15
17/02/2012 RaboDirect PRO12 Cardiff Blues 21-14 Ulster Rugby Yes 0 0 3 0 No No 9
24/02/2012 RaboDirect PRO12 Ulster Rugby 15-14 Ospreys Yes 0 1 1 0 No No 5
02/03/2012 RaboDirect PRO12 Ulster Rugby 38-16 Edinburgh Rugby Yes 0 4 0 0 No No 8
24/03/2012 RaboDirect PRO12 Benetton Treviso 23-27 Ulster Rugby Yes 0 3 2 0 No No 12
30/03/2012 RaboDirect PRO12 Ulster Rugby 45-7 Aironi Rugby Yes 0 4 1 0 No No 11
08/04/2012 Heineken Cup Munster Rugby 16-22 Ulster Rugby Yes 0 1 4 0 No No 14
14/04/2012 RaboDirect PRO12 Connacht Rugby 26-21 Ulster Rugby No 0 0 0 0 No No 0
20/04/2012 RaboDirect PRO12 Ulster Rugby 8-16 Leinster Rugby Yes 0 0 1 0 No No 3
28/04/2012 Heineken Cup Ulster Rugby 22-19 Edinburgh Rugby Yes 0 1 5 0 No No 17
19/05/2012 Heineken Cup Leinster Rugby 42-14 Ulster Rugby Yes 0 0 3 0 No No 9
Date Competition Result Started T C P DG YC RC Pts Mins
01/10/2010 Magners League Ulster Rugby 19-17 Glasgow Warriors Yes 1 1 4 0 No No 19
08/10/2010 Heineken Cup Ulster Rugby 30-6 Aironi Rugby Yes 1 0 2 0 No No 11
17/10/2010 Heineken Cup Biarritz Olympique Pays Basque 35-15 Ulster Rugby Yes 0 1 1 0 No No 5
22/10/2010 Magners League Edinburgh Rugby 21-16 Ulster Rugby Yes 0 0 0 0 No No
29/10/2010 Magners League Ulster Rugby 6-16 Munster Rugby Yes 0 0 2 0 No No 6
11/12/2010 Heineken Cup Ulster Rugby 22-18 Bath Rugby Yes 0 0 0 0 No No
18/12/2010 Heineken Cup Bath Rugby 22-26 Ulster Rugby Yes 0 0 0 0 No No
27/12/2010 Magners League Ulster Rugby 13-30 Leinster Rugby Yes 0 0 0 0 No No
07/01/2011 Magners League Ulster Rugby 32-13 Benetton Treviso Yes 1 0 0 0 No No 5
15/01/2011 Heineken Cup Ulster Rugby 9-6 Biarritz Olympique Pays Basque Yes 0 0 0 0 No No
22/01/2011 Heineken Cup Aironi Rugby 6-43 Ulster Rugby Yes 0 0 0 0 No No
13/02/2011 Magners League Ospreys 23-22 Ulster Rugby Yes 0 0 3 0 No No 9
18/02/2011 Magners League Scarlets 16-18 Ulster Rugby Yes 0 0 6 0 No No 18
25/02/2011 Magners League Ulster Rugby 32-13 Cardiff Blues Yes 1 0 0 0 No No 5
04/03/2011 Magners League Ulster Rugby 23-10 Aironi Rugby Yes 0 1 2 0 No No 8
18/03/2011 Magners League Ulster Rugby 25-23 Newport Gwent Dragons Yes 0 2 1 1 No No 10
25/03/2011 Magners League Glasgow Warriors 19-22 Ulster Rugby Yes 1 1 5 0 No No 22
01/04/2011 Magners League Ulster Rugby 20-18 Scarlets Yes 0 2 2 0 No No 10
10/04/2011 Heineken Cup Northampton Saints 23-13 Ulster Rugby Yes 0 0 0 0 No No
16/04/2011 Magners League Leinster Rugby 34-26 Ulster Rugby Yes 0 2 1 0 No No 7
22/04/2011 Magners League Ulster Rugby 27-16 Connacht Rugby Yes 0 0 0 0 No No
06/05/2011 Magners League Newport Gwent Dragons 13-20 Ulster Rugby Yes 0 0 0 0 No No
13/05/2011 Magners League Leinster Rugby 18-3 Ulster Rugby Yes 0 0 1 0 No No 3
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