Moseley have confirmed the signing of No 8 Ben Pienaar for the 2012-13 campaign.
The 26 year old former judo national champion brings a combination of power and experience to Moseley’s back row.
He made his Premiership debut for Leicester Tigers against Worcester in 2007/08 and was never on the losing side in each of his five starts the following year, including the Heineken Cup quarter-final against Bath.
Ben captained Leicester’s ‘A’ team when that side won its league in 2009/10, but an Achilles injury ended his 2010/11 campaign after just four senior appearances. He made a total of 29 appearances for Tigers including five outings last season and has gained experience of The Championship whilst playing as a dual registered player for both Nottingham and Bedford in recent years.
Position No 8
DOB 10th Sep 1986, Virginia, S Africa
Height 1.93 m (6′ 4")
Weight 100 kg (15 st 10 lb)
Previous Clubs Leicester, Bedford, Nottingham,
Honours England U16, England U19
Moseley also added another prop to the squad with the signing of Stefan Thorpe from Dudley Kingswinford. The tight head prop featured in the Black Country side’s highly successful 2011/12 campaign which resulted in promotion to National League 2 North for next term