Wynand Olivier off to Japan

2012-07-10 14:18

Pretoria - Vodacom Bulls stalwart Wynand Olivier will join Japanese club Ricoh Black Rams at the completion of the Super Rugby series, the Blue Bulls Company (Pty) Ltd announced on Tuesday.

Olivier, who played his 100th match for the Bulls two weeks ago, will return from Japan in February 2013 and will again be available to play for the Bulls in 2013 Super Rugby.

He will then return to the Rams at the end of the 2013 Super Rugby season, when his contract with the Bulls runs out.

“We have decided to release Wynand from his Currie Cup duties for this period and allow him to play for the Black Rams in their Top League and Japanese Cup competitions. We believe this is a win-win situation for Wynand, the Bulls and the Rams,” Barend van Graan, CEO of the BBC said.

“Wynand has been a very loyal servant to the Bulls and Blue Bulls and has played in all our teams since school. We were happy to accommodate his request for a release as we appreciate his commitment to the Bulls over many years of service.”


  • Deon - 2012-07-10 14:26

    Dankie vadertjie tog!!!

      Pietskiet - 2012-07-10 14:41

      Good luck Wynand enjoy it. PS So thank you Schaclk for not returning or should I say thank you Stormers coaching staff?

      sulaiman.galant.7 - 2012-07-10 15:05

      Would like to see JJ and Sadie partner up as as a centre pairing, Sadie was starved next Wynand

      jason.children - 2012-07-10 15:12

      Im battling to hold back the tears..............................of joy!

      chaplinncharlie - 2012-07-10 15:14

      What a lost to South African rugby... The true and only legendary n°12 in SA Rugby History...

      deon.louw.7505 - 2012-07-10 15:20

      He did score as many tries as the hole Stormers team in the game on Newlands. (1).

      Pietskiet - 2012-07-10 15:24

      @sulaiman.galant.7 I would rather see Jj and Jan S together.

      stompies.hattingh.5 - 2012-07-10 15:41

      Jason, care to do some reseach and tell us which inside centre of the past 10 years scored the most tries?

      schalk.j.lubbe - 2012-07-10 16:13


      shakes.tshabala - 2012-07-10 16:26

      Best news SA rugby has heard since PDV retired!!

      jason.children - 2012-07-10 16:38

      @Stompies well straight out of the Blocks Wynand scored 1 try in 37 games for SA, Fleckie scored 10 in 31 games for SA. So that puts fleck ahead of him at inside centre! thats the international stats!

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-10 18:47

      world cup medals: wynand - 1 fleck - 0 super titles: wynand - 3 "fleckie" - 0

      Hallo - 2012-07-11 16:56

      Best news I've read today!

  • jed.vonallemann - 2012-07-10 14:30

    Tell you what hey, that Olivier guy has Stupid written all over him!

      phil.hugo.9 - 2012-07-10 14:43

      He may be stupid, but he's going to earn more money in one season there than you will in your entire life.

      jed.vonallemann - 2012-07-10 14:47

      LOL, JapJap anyone who speaks afrikaans on an English sight has STUPID written all over him, STUPID. hahaha.

      maakdiebulle.almalbokke - 2012-07-10 14:47

      Jed von Allemann(vallemj ). walks into a sperm donor bank. “I’d like to donate some sperm” he says to the receptionist. “Certainly Sir” replies the receptionist, “have you donated before?”. “Yes” replies Jed “you should have my details on your computer”. “Oh yes, I’ve found your details” says the receptionist “but I see you’re going to need help. Shall I call your wife for you?” “Why do I need help?” asks Jed. The receptionist replies “Well, it says on your record that you’re a useless wanker

      jed.vonallemann - 2012-07-10 14:51

      maakdiebulle, LOL good one.

      Deon - 2012-07-10 14:58

      OMW die bulleamalbokke hansiedom maak nogal kwai jokes jong!! Haaaaahaaaaaaa

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-10 15:11

      If I could have stupid written all over me and have 3 super titles and a world cup medal in my display cabinet along with mirrions and mirrions of yen in the kittie, i'd be pretty chuffed.

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-10 15:16

      Perhaps he doesn't WRITE in English to avoid looking like a poens like u always do. It's a site not a sight. Lay off the stupid coated donuts

      john.edwards.733450 - 2012-07-10 15:21

      I see princess Leia is hanging out with Jabba again .

      jed.vonallemann - 2012-07-10 15:23

      It's you not u. Are YOU eating the same donuts as me? To much texting maybe?

      shakes.tshabala - 2012-07-10 16:29

      Disagree!!! He is BLONDE.

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-10 17:15

      random, thats higher level. its lost on the imbeciles

  • lionel.kemm.9 - 2012-07-10 14:32

    Is meisie trying to pass the ball??? Good luck in Japan Meisiekind

  • steyts - 2012-07-10 14:47

    Cheers!! You won't be missed!!

  • Tommy - 2012-07-10 14:52

    Cheers Fifi, you are the weakest link. I'm sure the bulls feel relieved.

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-10 15:13

      But quite happy to have had him in the time they did, 3 super titles, thanks wynand!

      stompies.hattingh.5 - 2012-07-10 15:45

      tommy, please dont try to speak on behalf of the Bulls

      steyts - 2012-07-10 16:34

      The bulls could have won it without him!! They wouldn't have done it without bakies, matfield and fourie...

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-10 17:17

      but they did it with him, so your comments are invalid and devoid of any value

      Deon - 2012-07-11 16:10

      Well tom.tadis you have set a new record on how many times you have to tell us that he has won 3 superrugby titles. Keep saying it over in your head and mabe he will become a better player. Yes he was a good Bulls player but he was very average Springbok.

  • Bossie - 2012-07-10 14:53

    Ag damnit!!!! Solank Pierre net nie ook die bulle verlaat nie..

      Bossie - 2012-07-10 15:46

      Hoekom al die afduimpies??? Wil julle dan he Spies moet die bulle los??

      Bossie - 2012-07-10 16:25

      ..en nog afduimpies.. so julle wil nie he hy moet speel nie.. en julle wil nie he hy moet gaan nie..

  • Ronnie - 2012-07-10 14:55

    Good luck Wynand, you will surely NOT be missed. Maybe he can actually do something on the field in Japan seeing that the Japs are half his size, useless chop

      papastorm.joulekeding - 2012-07-10 14:59

      i heard he is opening a hairdresser

      Ronnie - 2012-07-10 15:11

      I heard so to, Jacque-Louis Potgieter was his 1st customer

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-10 15:14

      Yeh with the obscene amount of money the likes of which u will never see

  • mvw74 - 2012-07-10 14:56

    He had a good run for the Bulls, good luck boet!! Stormers 4 Life!!

  • frans.visserdsb - 2012-07-10 14:57

    that is sad news indeed for all Stormers supporters.. .We knew we could count on Wynand to play the crash ball and hold onto the ball, and never pass, and defend like a revolving door... we may actually have to adjust our plans against the bulls...

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-10 15:15

      Frans sometimes your comments are good but this is purile. How many stormers have the history this guy has? Exactly 3 super titles and a world cup. Suck it

      twanette.holtzhausen - 2012-07-10 15:40

      I think its a damnnnn fine comment :) lol

      stompies.hattingh.5 - 2012-07-10 15:47

      Frans, please see my question above, to Jason

      Bossie - 2012-07-10 15:56

      Johan, het jy nou al by n buddie wat n pvr het uitgekom..?? Daai girl is definitief jou tipe girl!!!

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-10 17:19

      johan is a doctor and has a db9 - so bossie your comments are invalid

      frans.visserdsb - 2012-07-10 20:21

      lol - sorry - couldn't resist. I will miss Wynand... I love ripping my Bulls mates off about him when we watch the games together... I stand by my statement - he is not such a great centre - the trophies he won was as a part of a great team. anyway, if Johan Spies is really a doctor driving an Aston Martin and living in Canada, I am really sorry for him - he must really be a sad specimen with the personality of a persimmon if he can't pick up a girlfriend with that combo. And he patently does not have one, as he is on here 24/7 - i'm not sure when he works!!! And Tom, not to be a Grammar Nazi - but the word is Puerile.

  • dewald.botha.50 - 2012-07-10 15:06

    Nou kan Jan Serfontein uiteidelik speel!

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-10 17:20

      bare in mind j serfontein was playing against 18 year old boys not super rugby vets

  • twanette.holtzhausen - 2012-07-10 15:32

    Saddest news of the day : Boucher's retirement :(\r\nHappiest news of the day : Olivier leaving :)

  • simone.stander - 2012-07-10 15:43

    Wynand had been a great player for the Bulls! They will surely mis him, he is a great player and a leader for them as well! Good luck Wynand I wish you all the best! You don't see a player every day that has 3 super titles a worldcup medal and 1 or 2 curriecups!! Can't wait to have you back in Feb 2013 for the Bulls!!

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-10 15:56

      simone that would be 4 currie cups !!!

      john.edwards.733450 - 2012-07-10 18:53

      Simone...I agree.

      chaplinncharlie - 2012-07-10 19:52

      Hy is die Prins, die rolls Royce van n°12... Hy is Koning Olivier...

      simone.stander - 2012-07-11 10:16

      @Tom, thanx tom I wasent sure about that one!!

  • simone.stander - 2012-07-10 15:44

    Wynand had been a great player for the Bulls! They will surely mis him, he is a great player and a leader for them as well! Good luck Wynand I wish you all the best! You don't see a player every day that has 3 super titles a worldcup medal and 1 or 2 curriecups!! Can't wait to see you back in Feb 2013 for the Bulls!!

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-10 15:56

      4 currie cups!!!

  • bulla.loftus - 2012-07-10 16:00

    Ag ou Wynand, vat sommer vir Spies en Morne saam asb!

  • provence.poppies - 2012-07-10 16:14

    Good riddance, who is going to play for Toyota ladies rugby club.

  • jonathan.faurie - 2012-07-10 16:43


      tom.tardis - 2012-07-10 17:10

      juan 5 foot 10 de jong will never play for the boks. he is small and never gets a chance to show anything off for the stormers. jaque fourie he is not.

      john.edwards.733450 - 2012-07-10 18:58

      Yes, let's get more players from the Stormers backline into the SBs ... .. heaven knows JdJ and that backline have been on fire all season long .

  • aidan.w.naude - 2012-07-10 17:00

    TOTSIENS MIESIEKIND.... Personally I love u in that Bulls midfield.

  • heinrich.vanjaarsveld.52 - 2012-07-10 21:16

    Wynand j het ook maar jou tyd gevat bulle moes jou al jare terug gepos het die mees suinigste senter in die wereld

  • vincent.s.cupido - 2012-07-11 09:34

    To be honest, and as a staunch Bulls supporter, I am not saddened at all that he is leaving for Japan after the Super Rugby season, he is most definitely not a loss to the Bulls, to the contrary, his departure opens up alternative centre pairings for the Bulls for the Currie Cup. This guy can be brilliant one day and extremely weak the next game. The biggest problem I have with him is the fact that, once he manages very well to draw the defence to him, and in that way opening up spaces in the defence of the opposite team, he fails to pass to the guys next to him who have excellent chances to score tries, the very same thing happened last weekend against the Sharks, I can clearly recall a situation where he actually denied us a try by holding on to the ball, all he had to do was to pass the ball to the guys next to him. I really hope he is so happy in Japan that he refuses to return for next year's Super Rugby season, it does not held if you are very good at drawing defence towards you, and then you want to run right through that defence when you have two to three team mates next to you who can score a try without much defence players in front of them.

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