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2011 Ben Pienaar

Ben Pienaar was born in Virginia, South Africa on 10th September 1986. He began playing rugby at Langley School in Norfolk before moving to Greshams School and North Walsham RFC, and then to the Tigers Academy.

Ben represented Norfolk from U-14s to U-16. He was capped by England at U-16 and U-19 level. He is also a former junior national champion at judo.

Back-rower Ben made his first competitive appearance for Tigers in a cup tie at Northampton in December 2006 and was never on the losing side in his five starts during 2008-09, including the Heineken Cup quarter-final against Bath at the Walkers Stadium.

Ben gained first-team experience in two seasons with Bedford in National League One and a spell with Nottingham. He made his first start for the senior side against Argentina at Welford Road in February 2007 and added a further five first-team appearances in 2007-08, including his first Guinness Premiership start at Worcester.

Captain of the Development XV in the Premier Rugby A League Final at Welford Road in 2009-10, it was Ben who lifted the silverware after victory over Harlequins.

Name Height Weight Position Birth Date
Ben Pienaar 193 cm 100 Kg Back Row 1986-09-10
Date Opponent Result Min Pts Tries Conv. Penalty Gls Drop Gls
08-10-2011 Harlequins Loss
18 - 27
0 0 0 0 0 0
01-10-2011 Bath Rugby Loss
25 - 26
0 0 0 0 0 0

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