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VIDEO: Playing till 40

WATCH as the Behind the Ruck crew – Springboks Rudy Paige & Juan De Jongh – sit down with World Cup winner Ruan Pienaar.


Pienaar opens up about his journey from a promising young talent to a world-renowned scrumhalf – finishing at the Cheetahs.

He shares nostalgic insights about his time in Bloemfontein, reflecting on the pivotal moments and influential figures at the various teams that shaped his career.

The Springbok utility back explains what makes the Cheetahs function, playing scrumhalf and flyhalf, his preferred position and playing at the age of 40.

Pienaar walks Paige and De Jongh through his professional and personal life, moving from Bloemfontein to Durban, then to Belfast and finally back to Bloem – offering fans an intimate glimpse into the experiences that have defined him.

Source: Behind the Ruck Podcast

* Watch below to see Pienaar talk about playing at 40, or get the full episode here!

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