It was a ruse all along, fans. Wynand Olivier was never going to play this weekend.
Despite being named in the number 12 jersey for this weekend’s semifinal against the Crusaders, the fashion-conscious centre has indeed cried off, leaving the Bulls with something of a midfield crisis. JP Nel has been suspended for yet another random act of thuggery.
Jaco Pretorius, more a finisher than a playmaker, will be pressed into service at inside centre, while Vodacom Cup wonder Marius Delport will be outside him.
It’s a pretty crap combination, let’s be honest. Will the Crusaders exploit the now-porous Bulls midfield en route to a surprising away victory? Only time will tell.Tweet