Belfast Telegraph

Video: Ruan Pienaar believes Ulster's confidence is back

By Kirsten Elder

While the same can't be said for many of the fans shuffling through the Kingpsan Stadium turnstiles, Ruan Pienaar has accepted that his days in an Ulster jersey are numbered.

His next location has been arranged for months, and will be publicly confirmed in the coming weeks, but even if the Ulster hero were to remain in Belfast for the rest of his days, he'd likely never score a better try than he managed against Glasgow last weekend.

A length of the field effort, coming at a time when a score for the opposition would have brought Glasgow into a position to take home two bonus points, the ball moved through nine pairs of hands, starting and finishing with the decorated Springbok.

For Pienaar, who was making his comeback from minor knee surgery after six weeks out, it was the type of rugby he wants to see more of when the side take on Zebre in Parma.

"We have been waiting for moments like that this season to get the crowd going again and it's nice to create opportunities like that," said Pienaar.

"It was enjoyable and we like to play a positive brand of rugby so we just need to be better.

"We have a lot of things to work on but to play the way we did was really good


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