Pienaar gets Bok call-up

Heyneke Meyer has confirmed that Ruan Pienaar will join the Springbok squad next week ahead of the Test series against England.

The scrumhalf has been in outstanding form for Ulster this season and was nominated for the European Rugby Player of the Year award.

According to SuperSport.com, Pienaar will be the third scrumhalf in the squad along with Fourie du Preez and Francois Hougaard, although Hougaard may be used on the wing or off the bench as an impact player.

Pienaar has won 51 Test caps for the Boks, and played in two pool matches at last year’s World Cup, against Fiji and Namibia.