Pienaar shines for Ulster
Springbok scrum-half Ruan Pienaar was instrumental in helping Ulster to a 25-6 win over Northampton in Friday's Heineken Cup clash between the two teams.
Pienaar's club extended their unbeaten record in all competitions to thirteen wins thanks to this comprehensive victory at Franklin's Garden that all but extinguished Northampton's Heineken Cup ambitions.
Tries from wingers Andrew Trimble and Tommy Bowe had put Ulster, runners-up in the Heineken Cup last year, in command at the interval.
Ulster pushed on to seal their victory with a slick five-pointer from full-back Jared Payne and Dan Tuohy's last-minute try, which sealed the bonus point.
The Saints have now suffered back-to-back Heineken Cup defeats.