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Video: Ulster's Ruan Pienaar and Dan Tuohy named in Barbarians squad to take on Fiji at Kingspan


Ulster players Ruan Pienaar and Dan Tuohy have been named in the Barbarians squad for the international fixture versus Fiji at Kingspan Stadium.

The pair join up with Australia's Taqele Naiyaravo and Will Skelton, as well as New Zealand's 2011 World Cup winner Andy Ellis, who were announced by coaches Robbie Deans and Will Greenwood last week.

Both players are no strangers to the Barbarians, with Pienaar having represented the famous invitational side on three previous occasions, including the 22-21 victory over Ireland at Thomond Park last year, while Tuohy has lined out for Ireland against the Baa-Baas on three occasions.

Ulster scrum-half Pienaar made his international debut for South Africa against the All Blacks in 2006 and went on to make 88 appearances, helping the Springboks collect a World Cup in 2007 and the Tri-Nations two years later. Following five seasons at the Sharks in his native country, Pienaar joined Ulster in 2010 and has gone on to become a fan favourite at Kingspan Stadium, making 123 appearances and amassing 798 points along the way.

Like Pienaar, Dan Tuohy also made his international debut against New Zealand in 2010, and marked the occasion by scoring a try within a minute of coming on to the field as a first half replacement. Tuohy has made 11 appearances for Ireland, and was part of the 2014 & 2015 Six Nations winning squads. The lock has made 134 appearances during his eight seasons at Ulster, and is set to become Barbarian No. 4,997 when he wears the celebrated black and white shirt for the first time against Fiji.

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