Monday Feb 20, 2017 Ruan Pienaar starts and finishes superb try as Ulster beat Glasgow Warriors

Ruan Pienaar starts and finishes superb try as Ulster beat Glasgow Warriors
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Ruan Pienaar made his long awaited return from injury and had an immediate impact as he scored 17 points en route to victory over Glasgow Warriors. As Pienaar is set to be forced out at Ulster come season’s end, the South African is doing his best to go out in style. 

The try started just shy of the 52 minute mark, as Glasgow centre and Olympic silver medalist Mark Bennett managed to break free up the touchline. Ulster quickly recovered and a determined tackle from Tommy Bowe forced Bennett to turn the ball over back to the trailing Pienaar. 

From there, he beat two defenders and offloaded to Peter Nelson for a surge up the field. Bowe was not done either as got up and chased the play to secure a pass that popped up into the air.

Working right to left, three passes found Pienaar out wide, who outran Brian Alainu’uese to finish what he started way back in his half. Ulster would go on to win 37-17.

It was a fitting welcome back for the fan favorite who unfortunately, will not be returning next season.

Back in November, when speaking of his time with Ulster coming to an end, he said: “I just wanted to come in to Ulster as a foreigner and make a difference in some way.

“I have always really believed in the jersey here. I would never have stayed as long as I did otherwise. It’s very emotional to think that it’s coming to an end.”

Credit: devinZA

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  •  jimmy23
    jimmy23

    Hahaha. I seriously don't know why he's not more of a regular on the international matches (or maybe he is and I just haven't come across them). He'd be a much better choice than Jonathan "I love the English so much" Davies. I can only imagine what he would have said if he was commentating on the South Africa v Japan game in the world cup!

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  •  stroudos
    stroudos

    Brilliant! And from the same video: if Nick Evans goes to Paris again they'll take him to the Bastille and get the guillotine out! I should say this in a hushed voice, but I actually think Robson brings more colourful idioms and metaphors than Bill McLaren did. My personal favourite, after a horrible hospital pass resulted in someone being scythed in half: well it was the sort of pass you'd give to someone who'd just taken your last Rolo!

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  •  jimmy23
    jimmy23

    But in all seriousness, my favourite Mark Robson moment might be at the 4:00 mark here; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tZtqhDyWa74 "Champagne moment! With extraaa bubbleeeeees!"

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  •  jimmy23
    jimmy23

    *This bloke

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  •  stroudos
    stroudos

    *This bloke

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  •  stroudos
    stroudos

    *This bloke

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  •  stroudos
    stroudos

    https://youtu.be/qw4-b3jDWoU Two brilliant moments around 2:15 on the video: The defending Glasgow player patting Pienaar's shoulder and congratulating him on a job well done. "Busted his ass" trying to stop the try and must have been thinking You Bastard, but still able to appreciate and acknowledge the brilliance of it. I find this type of thing a great manifestation of rugby values. And the second thing is some classic Mark Robson commentary, rambling on about replacing lost calories with sponge cake. His bloke always makes me laugh.

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