Ruan Pienaar Set For PRO14 Return With Former Club

Jason Hennessy

Jason Hennessy

Jason is the editor here at RugbyLAD and a proud Limerick man.
Jason Hennessy

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South African PRO14 franchise the Cheetahs have confirmed they are in talks with former Ulster and Montpellier scrumhalf about a move ahead of next season.

35-year-old Pienaar was recently released from his contract a year early by Montpellier and is expected to resume playing after an extended absence from the game following the tragic death of his sister back in February.

Pienaar played for the Cheetahs during his schoolboy years before making the switch to the Sharks in 2004. He would go on to help the Sharks to a Super Rugby title while also earning a Springboks call up in 2006.

A move back to Ulster has also been mooted but would likely be blocked by the IRFU for the same reason he and his family were forced to uproot in the first place.