Ben Pienaar

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Ben Pienaar
Full name Benjamin Pienaar
Date of birth (1986-09-10) 10 September 1986 (age 27)
Place of birth Virginia, Free State, South Africa
Height 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Weight 100 kg (15 st 10 lb) [1]
School Gresham's, Langley School, Loddon
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Back Row Forward
Amateur clubs
Years Club / team
Norfolk, England Schools
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2006-2012
2012-2013
2013-
Leicester Tigers
Moseley
London Welsh

Ben Pienaar (born 10 September 1986) is a rugby union player for London Welsh in the RFU Championship, having formerly played for Leicester Tigers in the Aviva Premiership.[2]

Born in South Africa, Pienaar previously played for Langley School, Loddon before moving to Gresham's School and for England Schools,[3]

He represented Norfolk from U-14s to U-16s, then was capped by England at U-16 and U-19 level.[2]

Outside rugby, Pienaar is also a past Junior National Champion at judo.[2]

Following injury and suspension of the more established number eights at Tigers, Pienaar had an opportunity for a run in the first team earning the praise of the coaches in the process.[4] Pienaar was added to Tigers Heineken Cup squad for the knock-out stages of the 2008–09 competition.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Aviva Premiership Rugby - Gloucester Rugby". web page. Premier Rugby. Retrieved 3 September 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c Ben Pienaar at Leicester Tigers profiles online (accessed 12 April 2009)
  3. ^ Good Win For Ireland Schools report dated 8 April 2004 at irishrugby.ie (accessed 20 February 2008)
  4. ^ "Rookies earn rave reviews". Sky Sports. 21 March 2009. Retrieved 2009-04-12. 
  5. ^ "Bath and Tigers boost Euro squads". The BBC. 31 March 2009. Retrieved 2009-04-12. 

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