Olivier named in Bulls team
Pretoria - Bulls centre Wynand Olivier will make his return to the side for their Super Rugby match against the Cheetahs in Bloemfontein on Saturday.
Olivier has recovered from shoulder and hand operations and was on Wednesday named alongside Francois Venter in the midfield in the only change to the run-on side.
The Springbok centre is the most capped South African midfielder in Super Rugby and will extend his record with his 88th appearance for the Bulls.
Olivier replaces Johann Sadie, who has been ruled out for three weeks after injuring his shoulder in the team’s 18-13 victory over the Sharks in Pretoria last week.
Cheetahs: 15 Hennie Daniller, 14 Rocco Jansen, 13
Robert Ebersohn, 12 Philip Snyman, 11 Willie le Roux, 10 Johan Goosen, 9
Tewis de Bruyn, 8 Davon Raubenheimer, 7 Philip van der Walt, 6 Heinrich
Brussow, 5 Izak van der Westhuizen, 4 Andries Ferreira, 3 WP Nel, 2
Strauss (captain), 1 Trevor Nyakane.
Substitutes: 16 Hercu Liebenberg, 17 Lourens Adriaanse, 18 Waltie Vermeulen, 19
Ashley Johnson, 20 Piet van Zyl, 21 Sias Ebersohn, 22 Cameron Jacobs.
Bulls: 15 Zane Kirchner, 14 Akona Ndungane, 13 Wynand
Olivier, 12 Francois Venter, 11 Bjorn Basson, 10 Morné Steyn, 9 Francois
Hougaard, 8 Pierre Spies (captain), 7 Jacques Potgieter, 6 Deon
Stegmann, 5 Juandré Kruger, 4 Flip van der Merwe, 3 Werner Kruger, 2
Chiliboy Ralepelle, 1 Dean Greyling.
Substitutes: 16 Willie Wepener, 17 Frik Kirsten, 18 Wilhelm Steenkamp, 19 CJ Stander, 20 Jano Vermaak, 21 Louis Fouché, 22 JJ Engelbrecht.