The Vodacom Bulls vice-captain Wynand Olivier proved with a strong showing against the Stormers why he is not only the most capped midfielder in Super Rugby in South Africa, but also why he was picked for his first Springbok team by new coach Heyneke Meyer.
Olivier was also included in the squad of Meyer’s immediate predecessors, Jake White and Peter de Villiers, a good indication of the versatile player’s abilities.
Olivier carried the ball with purpose against the Stormers and numerous time broke the advantage line. His defence was rock solid and he gave his two Springbok-opponents in the Stormers midfield a torrid time, often hitting them with solid tackles.
Physical: 1.86 & 95
DOB: 11 June 1983, Welkom
Film: Any Given Sunday
Music: Anything Good
Food: Braaivleis, Sushi
Primary School: Riebeeckstad
High School: Afrikaans Ho?r Seuns, Pretoria
Springbok number: 772
Tests: 34 (31 centre, 3 wing), 4 tour matches.
Points: 5 (1 try, Italy)
Tes debut: 10 June 2006 vs Scotland in Durban, aged 22
Last test: 30 July 2011 vs New Zealand in Wellington aged 28