Olivier to return for Bulls
Wynand Olivier (Gallo Images)
Cape Town - Centre Wynand Olivier
will return from Japan to play for the Bulls in next year's Super Rugby competition.
The Springbok joined Japanese club Ricoh Black Rams at the end of July this year which saw him miss the Currie Cup season.
He will head back to Pretoria in February, before returning to the Rams at the conclusion of the 2013 Super 15, when his contract with the Bulls runs out.
Bulls coach Frans Ludeke
was elated to secure Olivier's services for next year.
“His record at the Bulls speaks volumes and Wynand will be an important player for us next year," he told the Bulls' website
.Bulls wider training group for 2013:
Akona Ndungane*, Arno Botha*, Basil Short, Bjorn Basson
*, Bongi Mbonambi, Callie Visagie, Chiliboy Ralepelle
*, Clayton Blommetjies, Corne Cooper (schoolboy), Cornell Hess, Dawie Steyn, Daniel Kriel (schoolboy), Dean Greyling*, Deon Stegmann*, Dewald Potgieter
*, Flip van der Merwe*, Francois Hougaard
*, Francois Venter, Frik Kirsten, Grant Hattingh, Handrè Pollard (schoolboy), Hencus van Wyk, Jan Serfontein
, Jano Vermaak
*, Jacques Potgieter*, Jacques du Plessis, Jean Cook, Jesse Kriel (schoolboy), JJ Engelbrecht
*, Juandrè Kruger*, Jürgen Visser, Juan Schoeman, Lionel Mapoe*, Lohan Jacobs, Louis Fouchè, Marcel van der Merwe, Marvin Orie, Mike Williams, Mornè Mellett, Mornè Steyn*, Paul Willemse, Pierre Spies
*, Rohan Janse van Rensburg (schoolboy), Ruan Snyman, Rudy Paige, Sampie Mastriet, Schalk van Heerden, Shaun Adendorff, Tiaan Schoeman, Tony Jantjies, Travis Ismaiel, Ulrich Beyers, Werner Kruger
*, Wiaan Liebenberg, Wilhelm Steenkamp, Willie Wepener, William Small-Smith, Wynand Olivier
*, Zane Kirchner