Pienaar was a real thorn in the side of Griquas in Kimberley last week when the teams met in the final round-robin game of this year’s competition, which the Lions won 27-26. The 22-year-old winger scored two tries - the first after an intercept and the second after a jinking run that left the defenders clutching at air.
Pienaar, who came into the Currie Cup as a relative unknown, has been one of his team’s standout players this season. His powerful runs have made observers take notice, but it’s no fluke he’s become something of a talking point.
“I’m a driven guy... I don’t like to be average,” he said this week, when talking about his Currie Cup campaign so far.
“I want to be extraordinary. I want to be better than my opponent, out-work him. My job is to do the business out wide, to finish off and score tries ... it’s a determination and hunger to reward and pay back the guys on my inside who’ve done the work.’”