Coach Heyneke Meyer has confirmed that he will appoint a short-term captain for the three test series against England, starting 9 June 2012, as well as confirming that Ruan Pienaar will be part of the squad that gathers ahead of that opening test.
According to Supersport.com, Heyneke confirmed that he will look toward a short term captain, a player that will be able to hold down his position in the team, if only just for the three tests against England. He did confirm that Fourie du Preez was an option, but that there are other leaders in the squad as well.
Pienaar was in outstanding form for Ulster this season, culminating in him being shortlisted for the European Player of the Year award. Pienaar thus joins both du Preez and Francois Hougaard in the race for the scrumhalf jersey, with du Preez most likely to start and captain the team while Hougaard plays on the wing.Tweet