PERSONAL DETAILS
FULL NAME Ruan
SURNAME Pienaar
HEIGHT 187 cm
WEIGHT 92 Kg
BIRTH DATE 10 March 1984
BIRTH PLACE Bloemfontein
MARITIAL STATUS Married
FAVOURITE FILM The Blind Side
FAVOURITE MUSIC Gospel
FAVOURITE FOOD Steak
PRIMARY SCHOOL Fichardtpark Primary
SECONDARY SCHOOL Grey College, Bloemfontein
PLAYER WRITE-UP
The versatile Ruan Pienaar, a Rugby World Cup winner in 2007 and standout performer for Irish province Ulster recently, has made the scrumhalf jersey his own in 2012 thanks to his good kicking game, cool head under pressure and great decision making skills. He is a creative player, has size and pace, is tactically efficient and strong on defence. His father, Gysie Pienaar, played 13 Tests for the Boks in 1980 and 1981.

Positions: Flyhalf (15) Scrumhalf (60) Fullback (10) Wing (3)
Province: Ulster (Ireland), formerly KZN (2006-2010)
Springbok number: 779
Test debut: 26 August 2006 vs New Zealand in Pretoria aged 22
Total tests: 88
Tour matches: 7
Total Springbok matches: 95
Win ratio: 59-27-2
Honours: SA Rugby Young Player of the Year nominee (2005).
Son of former Springbok fullback Gysie Pienaar.

RUGBY CAREER
POSITION Scrumhalf
PROVINCE Ulster, Ireland
TRIES 28
CONVERSIONS 130
PENALTIES 106
DROP GOALS 2
TOTAL POINTS 724
 
SPRINGBOK CAREER
CAPS 88
TRIES 8
CONVERSIONS 22
PENALTIES 17
DROP GOALS 0
TOTAL POINTS 135
TEST RECORD
OPPOSITION P W D L T C PE DG PTS
Argentina 10 8 1 1 1 0 0 0 5
Australia 15 7 0 8 1 3 0 0 11
British Isles 3 2 0 1 0 2 3 0 13
England 10 8 1 1 1 3 3 0 20
Fiji 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
France 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
Ireland 4 2 0 2 1 0 0 0 5
Italy 5 5 0 0 0 3 0 0 6
Japan 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Namibia 2 2 0 0 1 6 0 0 17
New Zealand 15 3 0 12 1 0 2 0 11
Samoa 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Scotland 7 6 0 1 0 0 3 0 9
Tonga 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 10
USA 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Wales 8 8 0 0 0 4 6 0 26
SQUAD LIST
British Barbarians Castle Lager Outgoing Tour - 2016
South Africa Rugby World Cup - 2015
South Africa Castle Lager Outgoing Tour - 2015
South Africa The Castle Lager Rugby Championship - 2015
Springboks RWC Warm-up game - 2015
South Africa Castle Lager Outgoing Tour - 2014
South Africa The Castle Lager Rugby Championship - 2014
Springboks Castle Lager Incoming Series - 2014
South Africa Castle Lager Incoming Series - 2014
2014 Springboks 2014 Springboks - 2014
South Africa Castle Lager Outgoing Tour - 2013
South Africa The Castle Lager Rugby Championship - 2013
South Africa Castle Lager Incoming Series - 2013
South Africa Castle Outgoing Tours - 2012
South Africa The Castle Rugby Championship - 2012
South Africa Castle Incoming Tours - 2012
South Africa IRB Rugby World Cup - 2011
South Africa Castle Tri-Nations - 2011
South Africa Outgoing Tours - 2010
Sharks ABSA Currie Cup Premier Division - 2010
South Africa Vodacom Tri-Nations - 2010
The Sharks Vodacom Super 14 - 2010
South Africa Vodacom Incoming Tours - 2010
South Africa Vodacom Outgoing Tours - 2009
South Africa Vodacom Tri-Nations - 2009
Sharks ABSA Currie Cup Premier Division - 2009
South Africa British & Irish Lions Tour - 2009
The Sharks Vodacom Super 14 - 2009
South Africa Vodacom Outgoing Tour - 2008
South Africa Vodacom Tri-Nations - 2008
The Sharks ABSA Currie Cup Premier Div - 2008
South Africa Vodacom Incoming Tours - 2008
The Sharks Vodacom Super 14 - 2008
South Africa IRB Rugby World Cup - 2007
South Africa Vodacom Outgoing Tour - 2007
South Africa XV Vodacom Outgoing Tour - 2007
South Africa Vodacom Tri-Nations - 2007
South Africa Vodacom Incoming Tours - 2007
Wildebeest Vodacom Cup - 2007
The Sharks Vodacom Super 14 - 2007
South Africa XV World Cup warm-up matches - 2007
South Africa World Cup warm-up matches - 2007
The Sharks ABSA Currie Cup Premier Division - 2006
Springbok XV Vodacom Incoming Tours - 2006
South Africa Vodacom Incoming Tours - 2006
The Sharks Vodacom Super 14 - 2006
South Africa Vodacom Tri-Nations - 2006
South Africa Vodacom Outgoing Tours - 2006
South Africa Invitational XV Vodacom Outgoing Tours - 2006
The Sharks ABSA Currie Cup Premier Division - 2005
The Sharks ABSA Currie Cup Qualifying Round - 2005
Sharks Vodacom Super 12 - 2005
South Africa IRB U21 World Championships - 2005
Free State ABSA U20 Competition Section A - 2004
South Africa IRB U21 World Championships - 2004
Cheetahs Vodacom Cup - 2004
Free State ABSA U20 A Section - 2003
South Africa U/19 IRB FIRA-AER U19 World Championship - 2003

MATCH CENTRE
FIXTURES
     
RESULTS
     
The Castle Lager Rugby Championship
Saturday, August 26 2017
21:40 - Argentina vs South Africa
Estadio Padre Ernesto Martearena, Salta
Saturday, September 09 2017
12:05 - Australia vs South Africa
NIB Stadium, Perth
Saturday, September 16 2017
09:35 - New Zealand vs South Africa
QBE Stadium, Albany, North Harbour
Saturday, September 30 2017
17:05 - South Africa vs Australia
Toyota Stadium, Bloemfontein
Saturday, October 07 2017
17:05 - South Africa vs New Zealand
DHL Newlands, Cape Town
Castle Lager Outgoing Tour
Saturday, November 11 2017
00:00 - Ireland vs South Africa
To be confirmed
Saturday, November 18 2017
00:00 - France vs South Africa
To be confirmed
Saturday, November 25 2017
00:00 - Italy vs South Africa
To be confirmed
Saturday, December 02 2017
16:30 - Wales vs South Africa
Principality Stadium, Cardiff

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