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Wed Apr 16 07:26:00 SAST 2014

Olivier to join Bulls' 100 Club

LIAM DEL CARME | 29 June, 2012 06:200 Comments
2012 SupeRugbY: Vodacom Bulls training session
Wynand Olivier (L) during the Vodacom Bulls training session at Loftus Versveld, B Field on June 27, 2012 in Pretoria
Image by: Lefty Shivambu / Gallo Images

WYNAND Olivier will be inducted into an elite Bulls club when he faces the Cheetahs at Loftus Versfeld tomorrow.

He will join blue bloods Victor Matfield, Fourie du Preez, Bakkies Botha, Danie Rossouw, Pedrie Wannenburg and Morne Steyn in having played 100 games for the franchise.

Olivier has divided opinion since he made his Super rugby debut against the Highlanders in Dunedin in 2005. His greatest gift is perhaps his ability to find the favour of those closest to him.

"Playing 100 Super rugby games is amazing," said Bulls captain Pierre Spies.

"Getting there by the age of 29 is really special.

"Only the players really understand the worth of it."

Spies recalled: "He made his debut the same day I did."

"He came on as a replacement for me on the wing.

"It brings back a lot of memories and this highlights the fact that he is a world-class player."

Olivier said: "It is an amazing feeling to play in your 100th match, especially for the Bulls, who have achieved so much over the years."

He said he was "just pleased to achieve this in front of the Loftus faithful".

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