Ulster Have Just Been Dealt A Massive Injury Blow

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Ulster have just been dealt a massive injury blow as they bid to reach the knockout stages of the Champions Cup

South African scrumhalf Ruan Pienaar will miss Ulster’s final Champions Cup pool games after undergoing minor knee surgery. The Springbok injured his knee in Ulster’s New Year’s Eve Pro12 derby defeat to Leinster.

He completed the full 80 minutes but has now been forced to have surgery. The 32-year-old will miss Friday’s Pro12 trip to Scarlets and the crucial Champions Cup games away to Exeter and at home to Bordeaux.

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The talented back is expected back for the league meeting with Edinburgh on February 10.

Ulster face a huge uphill battle to make the last eight of the European competition as they they lie third in Pool 5 with just nine points from four games.

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