Worcester bring in Bok centre

Date published: September 23 2015

Worcester have boosted their midfield stocks with the signing of former Springbok World Cup winner Wynand Olivier.

The former Bulls three-quarter joins after two seasons with Montpellier in the Top 14 having previously spent nine seasons playing Super Rugby.

He was part of the World Cup-winning squad back in 2007 and made 38 appearances for the Springboks.

"Sixways is an exciting place to be with all the changes and developments taking place," said the 32-year-old.

"The vision of the club is something that appeals to any professional athlete and I can't wait to compete for my place in the squad.

"I want to help push Warriors to be successful in the Aviva Premiership."

Olivier joins former Montpellier teammate Na'ama Leleimalefaga at Sixways, where he has already featured earlier this month for the Barbarians side that edged Warriors 43-35 in a pre-season encounter. 

Director of rugby Dean Ryan added: "Wynand is another example of a player that brings international and European experience which is essential to the balance of a successful squad.

"He will add competition to places in the centre while also being able to contribute to the development of some of our youngsters."