Olivier might miss start of SR season

January 10, 2013 5
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 Stormers who also allowed one of their players, Peter Grant, to play in Japan in-between Super…

Olivier Japanese deal confirmed

July 10, 2012 8
The Japanese club, Ricoh Black Rams, have confirmed that they have signed Bulls and Springbok centre Wynand Olivier. The club's website confirmed that Olivier is one of a large number of foreign players that will join the Japanese rugby league this year which includes Chiefs and All Blacks centre, Sonny Bill Williams, who confirmed his…

Potgieter makes his Bok debut

June 20, 2012 24
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. Sport24 Spies was included in a starting 15 that shows three changes from the one that beat England in the second Test of the Castle Incoming Tour. Willem…

Olivier back for Bulls

February 29, 2012 1
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. Olivier has recovered from shoulder and hand operations and will partner Francois Venter in the midfield in the only change to the run-on side. He will also…

Sadie out, Olivier back

February 27, 2012 14
Johann Sadie has been ruled out of action for between two to three weeks after sustaining a shoulder injury against the Sharks on Friday. According to the Vodacom Bulls team doctor, Org Strauss, Sadie suffered a grade one tear on his AC joint. “He should recover in two to three weeks,” Strauss said. He cleared…

Spies leads Bulls charge

November 16, 2011 11
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. It will be a first for Spies to lead the Vodacom Bulls. He takes over from the now retired Victor Matfield, who led the side in Super Rugby…

Basson, Olivier back for Bulls

August 9, 2011 10
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. Olivier and Basson, who will play in his first Currie Cup match for the Blue Bulls, recovered from niggles that prevented their…

Bulls secure Olivier till 2013

March 24, 2011 4
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. Olivier’s signature follows on extensions signed by Springbok flanker Deon Stegmann, winger Gerhard van den Heever and midfielder Stefan Watermeyer earlier in the month. The midfielder indicated that he…

Olivier out of Grand Slam tour

October 21, 2010 7
Vodacom Blue Bulls centre Wynand Olivier has withdrawn from the preliminary training camp for the Springbok end-of-year tour because of injury. SA Rugby Olivier informed Springbok coach Peter de Villiers on Wednesday morning that he required immediate surgery on a groin injury. Olivier will not be available for selection for the four-Test tour. The revised…

Olivier back for Bulls

August 24, 2010 4
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. Blue Bulls Olivier is part of the Springbok Tri-Nations group, but was released by management for this match and will play in his first Currie Cup match of the season. He…

Dwyer slams Boks

July 27, 2010 62
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. Peter Bills - IOL John Smit is not up to standard, he's too slow. And…

Jean wants his jersey back

July 14, 2010 14
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. Adnaan Mohamed - Sport24 The veteran of 59 Tests, who has played the majority of his rugby at inside centre, will start at…

Boks have tremendous depth

July 8, 2010 10
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. Adnaan Mohamed - Sport24 “I think the circumstances that we find ourselves in have necessitated this…

Combo’s and Super 14 form were deciding factors

June 8, 2010 0
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 Saturday. Confirming his selection on Tuesday, Bok coach Peter de Villiers announced a match 22…

Flip set for Bok debut

June 8, 2010 0
Springbok coach Peter de Villiers has selected his strongest available team for Saturday's Test against France at Newlands. A number of players who did not feature in last weekend's 34-31 victory over Wales in Cardiff have been chosen to face the Six Nations champions. They are Wynand Olivier, Bryan Habana, Morné Steyn, Pierre Spies, Schalk…
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