Pienaar


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Pienaar

(Jacobus) Francois. born 1967, South African Rugby Union footballer; captain of the South African team that won the Rugby World Cup in 1995
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Johannesburg [South Africa], March 1 ( ANI ): Former Bafana captain Steven Pienaar has officially announced that he is retiring from football, thus putting an end to his 18-year illustrious career.
Pienaar became a Senior Vice President of the Alberta Investment Management Corporation (AIMCo) in 2010, where he was actively involved in the corporations transformation as a new arms length Investment Management Crown Corporation until his retirement in 2013.
Pienaar is reported to have agreed a three-year deal with the reigning European Challenge Cup winners after his hopes of a contract extension with Ulster were jettisoned by the IRFU succession plan.
Last season's semi-finalists did not have it all their own way, despite Luke Marshall crossing after just four minutes and Pienaar converting for the first slice of his 12 points.
Ulster got off to a flying start when centre Luke Marshall crashed through the tackle of Jayden Hayward after he cut back in to take Stuart Olding's pass on the angle for a try, which Pienaar converted for a 7-0 lead Tomasso Allan missed a penalty for Treviso after 17 minutes, but he did manage to get his side on the board from the tee just before the half-hour mark, to make it 7-3.
African sources report that Puma might add even more cash to their Sundowns deal to help secure the signing of poster boy Pienaar.
Martinez, though, refused to be drawn on whether Pienaar, who turns 34 next month, would be offered a contract extension when his latest deal expires in the summer.
Scrum-half Pienaar scored a try, kicked the conversion and landed five penalties in the final pool match.
The Scarlets opened the scoring with a third-minute penalty from Owen Williams - a late replacement for Rhys Priestland - but Ulster equalised through Pienaar two minutes later.
James Rodwell, Michael Ellery and Chevvy Pennycook all excelled at times and Pienaar has the pedigree to do likewise.
Pienaar penned a four-year deal this week after completing a pounds 4.
Everton have bolstered their midfield by re-signing Steven Pienaar from Tottenham for pounds 4.