Spies lauds ton-up Olivier
Wynand Olivier (Gallo Images)
Pretoria - Saturday’s Super Rugby clash between the Bulls and Cheetahs match will be a memorable moment for centre Wynand Olivier as he plays his 100th game for the Pretoria-based side against the Cheetahs this weekend.
This follows his solid performance for the Springboks in last weekend’s Test against England in Port Elizabeth.
Bulls captain Pierre Spies said it was a great milestone for a player who has played an integral part in the team over the years.
“Only the players really understand the worth of it, playing his 100th Super Rugby game and playing it at 29 years of age is really special,” said Spies.
“He made his debut the same day I did and he came on as a replacement for me on the wing.
“He is a great player and we are really proud of him for what he has done on the field.”
The clash at Loftus Versfeld kicks off at 19:10 on Saturday.
15 Zane Kirchner, 14 Akona Ndungane, 13 JJ Engelbrecht, 12 Wynand Olivier, 11 Bjorn Basson, 10 Morné Steyn, 9 Francois Hougaard, 8 Pierre Spies (captain), 7 Jacques Potgieter, 6 Dewald Potgieter, 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 Francois Venter
15. Willie le Roux, 14. Philip Snyman, 13. Robert Ebersohn, 12. Andries Strauss, 11. Rocco Jansen, 10. Riaan Smit, 9. Piet van Zyl, 8. Ashley Johnson, 7. Pieter Labuschagne, 6. Heinrich Brussow, 5. Izak van der Merwe, 4. Andries Ferreira, 3. Marcel van der Merwe, 2. Adriaan Strauss (captain), 1. Trevor Nyakane
Substitutes: 16. Hercu Liebenberg, 17. WP Nel, 18. George Earl, 19. Justin Downey 20. Tewis de Bruyn, 21. Sias Ebersohn, 22. Nico Scheepers