Ruan Pienaar happy with decision to stay at Ulster

Ulster scrum-half Ruan Pienaar says the ambition of the Ravenhill club was key to him signing a new three-year deal and turning down an offer to play in France.

The South African was linked with a move to French club Toulon and he admitted it was a difficult decision to stay in Belfast.

It is a major boost for Ulster ahead of their opening Heineken Cup game against Leicester Tigers on Friday night.