Ulster’s Pienaar and Tuohy to face Fiji with Barbarians

Ulster Rugby’s Ruan Pienaar and Dan Tuohy have been named in the Barbarians squad to face Fiji at Kingspan Stadium in November.

Pienaar has already lined out for the invitational side three times, while Tuohy has played for Ireland against the Baa-Baas three times.

The announcement was made on Tuesday, with Ulster’s Director of Rugby Les Kiss hailing his players ahead of the historic fixture.

“It is a great personal honour for them,” Kiss said.

“And the fact that they will run out for the Barbarians here at Kingspan Stadium wearing their Ulster socks will make it an even more memorable occasion.”

Pienaar, who is in his last season with Ulster, has been a fan favourite since joining the club in 2010.

He made his international debut against New Zealand’s All Blacks in 2010 and his appearances for the Barbarians include in their 22-21 win over Ireland at Thomond Park last year.

Tuohy has been with Ulster since 2009 and has also made 11 appearances for Ireland since making his international debut in 2010 – like Pienaar, against New Zealand.

He will be pulling on the Baa-Baas shirt for the first time when they face Fiji.

Last time the Barbarians played Fiji, at Twickenham in November 2013, they took a 43-19 victory – and current Ulster player Charles Piutau was among the try scorers.

The Barbarians will face Fiji at Kingspan Stadium on Friday 11 November, with kick-off at 7.30pm.