Wynand Olivier

Wynand Olivier (born 11 June 1983) is a South African professional rugby union player. He currently plays for Worcester Warriors in the English Aviva Premiership competition. His usual position is at centre.

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Birth nameWynand Olivier
Date of birth (1983-06-11) 11 June 1983 (age 39)
Place of birthWelkom, South Africa
Height1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight93 kg (205 lb)
SchoolAfrikaanse Hoër Seunskool
Rugby union career
Position(s) Centre
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
Ricoh Black Rams
Worcester Warriors
Correct as of 28 March 2015
Provincial / State sides
Years Team Apps (Points)
2003–2012 Blue Bulls 72 (130)
Super Rugby
Years Team Apps (Points)
2005–2013 Bulls 110 (145)
Correct as of 19 February 2016
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2006–2013 South Africa 38 (5)
Correct as of 19 February 2016


Olivier 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]

In 2015, it was announced that he will leave Montpellier to join English Aviva Premiership side Worcester Warriors.[2]


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 Springboks 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.


In 2008 he was inducted into the University of Pretoria Sport Hall of fame.[3]


  1. ^ "Les recrues 2013/2014 dévoilées". Montpellier (in French). 29 May 2013. Retrieved 29 May 2013.
  2. ^ "Springbok centre Olivier joins Warriors". Worcester Warriors. 23 September 2015. Retrieved 23 September 2015.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 17 July 2011. Retrieved 19 January 2011.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) Hall of fame Retrieved 25 June 2011

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