Pienaar and Best 'fit for Ulster'

Published Friday, 16 May 2014
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Ruan Pienaar and Rory Best will both be fit to play Leinster in the PRO12 semi-final at the weekend, Ulster Rugby have confirmed.

Pienaar and Best 'fit for Ulster'
Ruan Pienaar and Rory Best will be fit for Ulster this weekend. (© Presseye)

There will be 13 changes in all from the Ulster team which beat Munster last week, with only Craig Gilroy and Callum Black keeping their places.

Meanwhile, Leinster have made eight alterations and Leo Cullen admits Pienaar's return will be a particular concern for his side.

"You know with a kicker like like Ruan Pienaar, someone that is accurate, we know we can't afford to keep giving those opportunities because he can slot a kick from inside his own half and out on the side line as well," he said.

Ulster will be looking to build on the confidence gained from last Saturday's surprise win at Thomond Park.


Ulster: C Gilroy, T Bowe, J Payne, D Cave, A Trimble, P Jackson, R Pienaar, C Black, R Best, R Lutton, J Muller (capt), I Henderson, R Diack, C Henry, R Wilson.

Replacements: R Herring, A Warwick, A Macklin, D Tuohy, S Doyle, P Marshall, J McKinney, L Marshall.

Leinster: R Kearney, F McFadden, B O'Driscoll, G D'Arcy, D Kearney, J Gopperth, E Reddan, C Healy, S Cronin, M Moore, D Toner, Q Roux, R Ruddock, S Jennings, J Heaslip (capt).

Replacements: A Dundon, J McGrath, M Ross, L Cullen, S O'Brien, I Boss, I Madigan, Z Kirchner.

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