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Pienaar excels for Ulster


  • 11 Jan 2014
Ruan Pienaar starred for Ulster Ruan Pienaar starred for Ulster

Ruan Pienaar scored 17 points in Ulster's 27-16 European Cup win over Montpellier.

The Springbok scrumhalf crossed the tryline and kicked three conversions and two penalties. He could have had more but was held up over the line after charging down a clearance and brilliantly picking up; only to be denied by an enveloping tackle.

South African flank Robbie Diack also scored a try for the Irish club, who will be disappointed not to have come away with a bonus point.

In Friday night's other match, the Scarlets shocked Racing Métro 19-13 in Colombes, with flyhalf Rhys Priestland kicking two penalties and converting winger Kristian Phillips' solo try.

Results:

Ulster 27 Montpellier 16
Racing Métro 13 Scarlets 19

Saturday fixtures:

Harlequins vs Clermont
Benetton Treviso vs Leicester Tigers
Exeter Chiefs vs Glasgow Warriors
Toulon vs Cardiff Blues
Connacht vs Zebre
Edinburgh vs Perpignan
Gloucester vs Munster

Sunday fixtures:

Castres vs Leinster
Ospreys vs Northampton Saints
Toulouse vs Saracens

European Cup logs

Photo: Bryn Lennon/Getty Images

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