The Bulls gets a taste of what the Stormers had to put up with following news that Wynand Olivier might miss the start of their Super Rugby campaign due to his Japanese club advancing in their domestic competition.
The Japanese club, Ricoh Black Rams, have confirmed that they have signed Bulls and Springbok centre Wynand Olivier.
Pierre Spies will play in his 50th Test for South Africa when they take on England at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth on Saturday.
Three time Super Rugby gold medallist Wynand Olivier returns to the Vodacom Bulls team for their second round Super Rugby clash against the Cheetahs in Bloemfontein on Saturday.
Johann Sadie has been ruled out of action for between two to three weeks after sustaining a shoulder injury against the Sharks on Friday.
Incumbent Springboks eight man, Pierre Spies, will lead the Vodacom Bulls in the 2012 Vodacom Super Rugby competition, with another experienced test player, Wynand Olivier, his deputy.
Returning Springboks Wynand Olivier and Bjorn Basson will be amongst the four new faces in the Vodacom Blue Bulls backline for their Absa Currie Cup clash against the Pumas in Nelspruit on Friday.
Wynand Olivier renewed his contract with the Blue Bulls Company and will be available for the Vodacom Bulls and Blue Bulls till the end of 2013.
Vodacom Blue Bulls centre Wynand Olivier has withdrawn from the preliminary training camp for the Springbok end-of-year tour because of injury.
The Vodacom Blue Bulls welcomes back Springbok midfielder, Wynand Olivier, to their side for Friday’s Absa Currie Cup clash against the Pumas in Nelspruit.
John is too slow, Victor is past it, Ricky is rubbish, Morne is average, Meisiekind is anonymous and Kirchner is not of international class. These are the frank views Australian World Cup winning coach Bob Dwyer gave of the Springboks.
Springbok wing Jean de Villiers wants to play in his favourite inside centre position again, but for now he is just happy to get another opportunity to play for South Africa again.
Springbok coach, Peter de Villiers, says South Africa currently has tremendous depth in every position and it was a difficult task to select the side to face the All Blacks for the Tri-Nations encounter at Eden Park on Saturday.
The form of the Vodacom Bulls and the Vodacom Stormers during the 2010 Super 14 is reflected in the selection of the Springbok team to face Six Nations champions France in a one-off encounter at Newlands in Cape Town on…
Springbok coach Peter de Villiers has selected his strongest available team for Saturday’s Test against France at Newlands.