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Pienaar set to play for and against Barbarians before Belfast farewell

Pienaar and Piutau have joined Bundee Aki and Thierry Dusautoir in Vern Cotter’s squad.

The Springbok played for the BaaBaas in Kingspan Stadium against Fiji last year.
The Springbok played for the BaaBaas in Kingspan Stadium against Fiji last year.
Image: Presseye/Darren Kidd/INPHO

ULSTER’S RUAN PIENAAR and Charles Piutau have been added to a Barbarians squad for the end-of-season clash with England in Twickenham.

The All Black and departing Springbok will then switch back out of their BaaBaas kit just four days later so they can represent Ulster against the tourists.

The 1 June clash at Kingspan Stadium will be Pienaar’s last appearance for Ulster.

In addition to the Ulster stars, Vern Cotter has been able to add French-based trio Steffon Armitage, Joe Tekori Yann David to make a 14-strong group for the summer fixtures. Pienaar is currently the only potential out-half among the backs, but call-ups will continue to roll in as seasons draw to a close in Europe.

Barbarians summer 2017 squad (so far)

Backs: Bundee Aki (Connacht), Adam Ashley-Cooper (Bordeaux Begles & Australia), Yann David (Toulouse and France), Will Genia (Stade Francais & Australia), Ruan Pienaar (Ulster & South Africa), Charles Piutau (Ulster & New Zealand).

Forwards: Patricio Albacete (Toulouse & Argentina), Steffon Armitage (Pau & England), Thierry Dusautoir (Toulouse & France), Corey Flynn (Glasgow Warriors & New Zealand), Facundo Isa (Lyon & Argentina), Census Johnston (Toulouse & Samoa), Joe Tekori (Toulouse & Samoa), Jeremy Thrush (Gloucester & New Zealand).

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