Wynand Olivier

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Wynand Olivier
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Full name Wynand Olivier
Date of birth (1983-06-11) 11 June 1983 (age 31)
Place of birth Welkom, South Africa
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 93 kg (205 lb)
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Centre
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2012
2013–
Ricoh Black Rams
Montpellier
9
22
(5)
(15)
correct as of 19 June 2014.
Provincial/State sides
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2003–12 Blue Bulls 72 (130)
Super Rugby
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2005–13 Bulls 110 (145)
correct as of 28 July 2013.
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2006– South Africa 38 (5)
correct as of 21 June 2014.

Wynand Olivier (born 11 June 1983 in Welkom) is a South African rugby union footballer. He currently plays for Montpellier in the French Top 14 competition. His usual position is at centre, although he has played on the wing in the past.

Career[edit]

Oliver made his provincial rugby debut for the Blue Bulls in the Currie Cup in a match against Boland in 2003. He made his debut in the Super 12 (now Super Rugby) competition in 2005, playing for the Bulls in a game against the Otago-based Highlanders. He was included in Jake White's 2006 Springboks 45 man training squad. Olivier made his test debut in the first test against Scotland in Durban in 2006 and was included in the Bok starting lineup for the tests against Scotland in Port Elizabeth and France in Cape Town. He was selected to tour with the Springboks as they started their Tri Nations quest in 2006.

Olivier has since further improved on his form and was an integral part of the Bulls' championship winning team proving to be Springbok material. Despite his match-winning qualities, he was second to Springbok veteran Adrian Jacobs in terms of consideration for the position of replacement center for the Springboks.

In 2013, it was announced that he will leave the Bulls to join French Top 14 side Montpellier.[1]

Education[edit]

Olivier attended Afrikaanse Hoër Seunskool (Afrikaans High School for Boys, also known as Affies), a public school located in Pretoria. He attended alongside Bulls teammates Derick Kuun, Pierre Spies, Jacques-Louis Potgieter and Springbok scrumhalf Fourie du Preez, Stormers lock Adriaan Fondse, former Stade Français lock Cliff Milton and Titans cricketers AB de Villiers, Heino Kuhn and Faf du Plessis.

Accolades[edit]

In 2008 he was inducted into the University of Pretoria Sport Hall of fame.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Les recrues 2013/2014 dévoilées". Montpellier (in French). 29 May 2013. Retrieved 29 May 2013. 
  2. ^ http://web.up.ac.za/default.asp?ipkCategoryID=10413 Hall of fame Retrieved 25 June 2011

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