Olivier opens talks on new deal

Date published: November 26 2016

Wynand Olivier has revealed he is keen to extend his stay at Worcester Warriors with a new contract.

The 33-year-old South African's current deal expires at the end of the season, but the former Bulls and Montpellier centre wants to extend it.

“I am in quite a good space," Olivier told worcesternews.co.uk.

"I enjoy it in Worcester and my wife is happy here too. I am busy in talks to see if we can get something sorted. I’ve had a good run and I would really like to stay on.

"We enjoy the city of Worcester and the people have been very helpful and very nice and we’ve made good friends inside and outside of rugby. It’s been a good year or so for us and we’d like to stay on."

Olivier joined from French side Montpellier in October 2015 and formed a solid combination last season with Ryan Mills and Andy Symons.

He scored three tries in 18 appearances in his maiden campaign before tearing his hamstring in Warriors’ 50-12 crushing at Exeter.

"Worcester are definitely my first choice (for next season)," Olivier admitted. 

"I enjoy Worcester and there are lots of challenges for me and the team and that’s something I am looking forward to. It’s different at other clubs where they might be more established in the league. The difference with Worcester is they want to promote players from within, which I like.

"You see the youngsters who have been involved for a long time coming through to the first team and I really want to be a part of something like that."