Depending on the progress of Pienaar’s Irish club, Ulster in the Magners league, the 47-Test veteran could find himself playing for the Bulls for the rest of the Super Rugby season.
Sport24 have been informed that Bok coach Peter de Villiers is busy negotiating with Pienaar’s club to try and convince them to allow him to play his rugby in South Africa for the next couple of months.
De Villiers is keen to let Pienaar and Frans Steyn – who plays for Racing Metro in France – get used to the tempo of Super Rugby.
Ulster are playing against Leinster in the Magners League final next weekend. If they lose, it will allow Pienaar to board a plane back to South Africa the next day to join the Bulls or maybe even the Stormers for the remainder of the Super-season.
It will be good news for both these teams, but probably more so for the Bulls, who have had a torrid season thus far.