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Pienaar turned down Toulon’s cash


  • 09 Oct 2013
Ruan Pienaar has extended his contract with Ulster Ruan Pienaar has extended his contract with Ulster

Ruan Pienaar rejected a potential €60,000-a-month deal with French giants Toulon before re-signing with Ulster for three years.

The Irish Independent reports that after discussing the move with his wife, Pienaar decided to remain in Belfast where he has settled with his young family.

'It was a difficult decision,' Pienaar told the newspaper. 'Maybe there was the chance of France or something new in my career, but it was a family decision.

'They've been happy and settled in Belfast. I've enjoyed the rugby here. And I'm happy to stay, to look forward to the next few years in Ravenhill. There's stability, knowing I'll be here for another few years. We're making huge progress on and off the field and, hopefully, we can continue that.'

The 29-year-old has been at Ulster since the start of the 2010-11 season. He has scored 510 points in 63 games and has been a standout performer in both the Pro12 and European Cup.

Photo: David Rogers/Getty Images

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