Ruan Pienaar rugby player
Ruan Pienaar rugby player

Ruan Pienaar

10th Mar 1984 1.88m/83kg Scrum Half

Relive: The Third British and Irish Lions Test 2009 - Full Test

4 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

With South Africa having already secured the Series 2-0, The British and Irish Lions came out with a point to prove in the third and final test of the tour.   The Lions finished on...

Relive: The First British and Irish Lions Test 2009 - Full Test

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

South Africa won the first British and Irish Lions tour test in 2009 as they ran out 26-21 victors.   We relive the first test in full:   The Springboks raced out to a 19–7 half-time...

Home games to determine Cheetahs’ PRO14 playoff fate

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

While the  Southern Kings will be playing for pride in their eight remaining PRO14 pool matches, the heat will be on for the Cheetahs, whose playoff fate will be decided by a series of home matches...

Southern Kings 30-31 Cheetahs: Rhyno Smith inspires remarkable comeback

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

An incredible finish to Saturday's Pro14 game saw Rhyno Smith's late double lift Cheetahs to a stunning 31-30 win at rivals Southern Kings.     The two South African sides clashed at Nelson...

Watch: Rhyno Smith's incredible catch to seal victory for the Cheetahs

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Rhyno Smith scored twice in the closing stages against Southern Kings to again secure the bragging rights for the Cheetahs.     An incredible finish to Saturday's Pro14 game saw Rhyno Smith's...

Pieter-Steph du Toit claims top SA Rugby award

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Pieter-Steph du Toit capped off phenomenal 2019 season when he added the prestigious SA Rugby Player of the Year award to his World Rugby Player of the Year accolade.   Rassie Erasmus and the Springboks...

Springboks dominate nominations for SA Rugby Awards 2019

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Springboks’ successful 2019 season is reflected by the nominations in a number of the main categories in the annual SA Rugby Awards, with World Player of the Year Pieter-Steph du Toit and fellow...

Scarlets bounce back with victory over Cheetahs

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Scarlets bounced back from their thrashing at the hands of Edinburgh to beat Cheetahs 17-13 in the Pro14 on Saturday.   Tries from Steff Evans and Kieran Hardy, allied to seven points from...

Volmink bags treble as Cheetahs maul Ulster

6 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Anthony Volmink helped himself to a hat-trick as the Cheetahs hammered Ulster 63-26, while Munster and Edinburgh also made it two Pro14 wins out of two on Saturday.   Ulster scored nine tries in...

Smith delighted as Free Staters taste Currie Cup glory

6 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Free State Cheetahs coach Franco Smith was a delighted man after his team survived a strong second-half fightback from the Xerox Golden Lions – in front of a passionate crowd of close to 39,000 fans...