Pics: Ruan Pienaar’s Farewell To Ulster Will Break Your Heart
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This man does not want to leave.
Ruan Pienaar has just 40 minutes left in an Ulster jersey. The South African scrumhalf is being forced to leave Ulster after seven seasons with the northern province.
The inspirational nine has been refused the opportunity to finish his career with the northern province after the IRFU made it clear that he must move on as a result of their succession policy.
Pienaar has admitted that being forced to uproot his young family has made the IRFU’s decision to end his time in Belfast all the more difficult to stomach. At 32 years of age, his next contract is likely to be his last.
Before the game Pienaar brought his son Jean Luc out to say his goodbyes to the Ulster faithful and the images will break your heart. We still cannot believe this man is being forced to leave Ireland after seven years.