OIivier wouldn’t say no to Bok call-up

Date published: November 30 2016

Former Springbok centre Wynand Olivier said he would love to play for his country again but he believes that it is probably unlikely.

The Worcester Warriors player hasn’t played for the Springboks since 2013 but says he still wouldn’t be able to resist the call-up, although at 33 it is unlikely the offer would be extended to him.

“I think it’s any rugby player’s dream to play for their country,” Olivier told the Worcester News.

“Even if you have got 50 to 100 Test matches to say ‘no’ to the jersey or step away from it is not an easy thing to do. You always think you have still got that little bit to give and it’s the same thing for me. I would always love to put on the jersey again.

“I am getting to the age which makes it a little bit more difficult now because there’s no future. I might play for another year or maybe another two years at international level. It would be nice but I think it’s highly unlikely at this stage.”