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WP offer millions for Olivier


Written by Wesley Weber (wpw)

Posted in :In the news on 27 Jul 2009 at 07:30
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Western Province have made a multi-million rand offer to Springbok centre Wynand Olivier to move to Cape Town, a newspaper reported.

According to Afrikaans Sunday newspaper Sondag, Olivier has received an offer close to R2-million to leave the Blue Bulls when his contract expires in October.

Olivier, who was called up to the Springbok squad last week after an injury to Adi Jacobs and played as a substitute in the 28-19 win over the All Blacks in Bloemfontein, is set to join Jaque Fourie at the big spending Province side. Olivier cancelled a meeting with the Bulls on Monday after he was called up to the Bok squad, but is due to meet them this week to discuss his future.

WP have already lost Springbok Jean de Villiers to Munster and are looking for a replacement for the Bok star. According to Bulls business manager Ian Schwartz, they have spoken to Olivier about his future and expect an answer soon.

“We have made him an offer,” Schwartz said, “But we respect the fact that he is at the Springboks and we will wait for him to make a decision.”

According to the newspaper, the offer was confirmed by three different sources.

However, there is no certainty about the future of Springbok Bryan Habana, who has been linked with a move to France.

French club Tolouse is the favourite to win his services, Sondag reported, while Bayonne and Toulon are also in the race.

Habana’s father Bernie, who was at the forefront of the Bakkies Botha court case last year, is negotiating on behalf of the winger.

The Bulls also denied that the Du Plessis brothers – Springboks Bismarck and Jannie – are on their way to Pretoria. “We think they are wonderful players but there is no truth in the rumours that we are negotiating with them.”



34 Comments

  • Alrighty then!!!

    First Frikke Welsh, now Wynand Olivier.

    The Bulls supporters will be pissed off if he joins WP. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 1, posted at 27.07.09 08:45:08 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 1) : he’ll fit right in at WP…

  • Comment 2, posted at 27.07.09 08:51:05 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 2) : took the words out of my mouth. he fits the haircut criteria to be a province poefter. aj got in when he finally got his hairstyle to the province high standard of hair design.

  • Comment 3, posted at 27.07.09 08:57:06 by try time (superrugby's kryptonite is SANZAR) Reply

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  • Next thing you know Wynie Struidom will be the team manager

  • Comment 4, posted at 27.07.09 09:30:55 by provincejoulekkading Reply
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  • @provincejoulekkading (Comment 4) : that oke and Ian Mcintosh should both go for stress therapy :)

  • Comment 5, posted at 27.07.09 09:37:37 by robdylan Reply
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  • well, I guess it’s not surprising that the Sharks aren’t in the market for Olivier this time round. Rudi is clearly still smarting from being played like a cheap fiddle last time round.

    As for the Dup brothers… no smoke without fire. I’m not sure if they are talking to the Bulls, but they’re definitely talking to someone…

  • Comment 6, posted at 27.07.09 09:43:05 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 6) : big question is when will we lose them, Bismarck especially will be a massive loss for the Sharks.

  • Comment 7, posted at 27.07.09 10:47:34 by Baldrick Reply

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  • What no offers from the Sharks or are you guys just going quietly about your business?? There is no doubt that next year will be interesting, what with players supposedly moving all over the show, someone should whisper the word “prop” into Rassie’s ear though.
    I wonder if my dear Lions, have managed to entice someone with more pedigree than a Transkei terrier to Coca-Cola Park!!

  • Comment 8, posted at 27.07.09 10:53:32 by Whindy Reply
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  • @Whindy (Comment 8) : we will never offer money to Olivier again… not after Bernie Habana made us look so stupid 3 years ago.

    @Baldrick (Comment 7) : We might have to move Smit back to hooker.

  • Comment 9, posted at 27.07.09 10:58:53 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Whindy (Comment 8) :

    I have it on good authority the Lions will be offering Earl Rose a 3 year contract!!! :twisted:

  • Comment 10, posted at 27.07.09 10:58:57 by wpw Reply
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  • Why can’t you Province okes make your own players?

    Further, where do you get the money for these purchases? You’re hardly ever in semis nevermind finals! :roll:

  • Comment 11, posted at 27.07.09 11:19:55 by klempie Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 10) : I am not even going to reply to that comment :twisted: :lol:

  • Comment 12, posted at 27.07.09 11:30:41 by Whindy Reply
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  • @klempie (Comment 11) :

    You mean the way you developed Hernandez??? :???:

  • Comment 13, posted at 27.07.09 11:36:07 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 13) : I mean the way we developed the Bok flyhalf…

  • Comment 14, posted at 27.07.09 11:39:55 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 14) :

    Ruan???

    I thought he was developed in Bloem!!

    Like Rory and Deysel were developed by the Lions??

    And Jannie developed by the Cheetahs as well. :roll:

  • Comment 15, posted at 27.07.09 11:43:45 by wpw Reply
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  • @klempie (Comment 11) : We try, but the Bulls buy all of em out of school

  • Comment 16, posted at 27.07.09 11:45:18 by provincejoulekkading Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 15) : Hummmm….I’ve got no problem with unions taking players BEFORE they hit the professional big time. You’ll notice that’s what the Sharks manage to do ALONG with developing their own platers. I’ve got no problem with Province taking Grant…and as for Watson, thanks! :grin:

    You clowns take them when they’ve been moulded as professionals by other unions.

  • Comment 17, posted at 27.07.09 11:49:01 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 17) : molded :oops:

  • Comment 18, posted at 27.07.09 11:49:57 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 17) : I’ve just seen the flaw in my argument. :???:

  • Comment 19, posted at 27.07.09 11:52:24 by klempie Reply

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  • Just 2 weeks ago Province (according to their media) had 2 future Springbok centres in Juan de Jongh and Morgan Newman. Now they are busy buying 2 centres, what gives.@Whindy (Comment 8) :

  • Comment 20, posted at 27.07.09 11:52:56 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Whindy (Comment 8) :
    After shoving the Sharks 7 man scrum and dominating the Bulls scrum, Province believe they dont need new props. :wink:

  • Comment 21, posted at 27.07.09 11:55:51 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 20) : Must say De Jongh is a tough bugger, he put in a few big hits on Friday and shrugged off a few he was on the receiving end of.

  • Comment 22, posted at 27.07.09 11:56:38 by provincejoulekkading Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 21) : Until September that is…. :roll:

  • Comment 23, posted at 27.07.09 11:58:02 by klempie Reply

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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 21) : Sharks 7 man scrum?

    this is such an old, tired debate. You need to build AND buy in this era… everyone knows that. There isn’t a single team that doesn’t buy. The Bulls do it (Flip vd Merwe, Jaco Pretorius, they wanted Fourie), Province and the Sharks do it… the Lions can only buy the shit that nobody else wants right now. The Cheetahs buy in from SWD.

  • Comment 24, posted at 27.07.09 12:21:10 by robdylan Reply
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  • @provincejoulekkading (Comment 22) : Both de Jongh and Newman are young and obviously talented but will be shafted and have to develop in Vodacom Cup games if the superstars are purchased.
    Maybe Province’s millions could be better spent purchasing in other departments where the potential is less thinly sewn than it is at centre. Having said all that who the hell wouldnt want Fourie and Meisiekind2009.

  • Comment 25, posted at 27.07.09 12:40:38 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 25) : hey – if we bought Fourie, then what would we do with Dries Strauss? :)

  • Comment 26, posted at 27.07.09 12:41:46 by robdylan Reply
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  • @klempie (Comment 23) :
    Yep, we held our own in the first half, but when Keegan was carded in the 2nd half Province started getting the ascendency in the scrums.

  • Comment 27, posted at 27.07.09 12:47:29 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 27) : man, I have no short-term memory. Was Keegan carded against Province? What did he do this time?

  • Comment 28, posted at 27.07.09 12:51:34 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 24) : Speaking of the Bulls and their purchases, I expected a lot more of them and their scrum on Saturday. We seemed to bully them, and they did not seem to keen for the hard yards. Surprising.

  • Comment 29, posted at 27.07.09 13:06:06 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 28) : where were you. why do you think i had a rant about him 2 weeks ago. he is a loose cannon.

  • Comment 30, posted at 27.07.09 13:13:13 by try time (superrugby's kryptonite is SANZAR) Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 28) : Yes he was,just before half time.Can’t remember but the ref had spoken to him a few times.

  • Comment 31, posted at 27.07.09 13:13:33 by provincejoulekkading Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 29) : they have no hard tight forwards left. All of them are with the Boks.

    @try time (superrugby’s kryptonite is SANZAR) (Comment 30) : what did he do, though?

  • Comment 32, posted at 27.07.09 13:27:14 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 28) : My short term memory pretty crap as well, I think he moved into the way of (blocked) an advancing player.

  • Comment 33, posted at 27.07.09 13:27:37 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • I take it it’s 2mil a year? Wonder for how many years?

    Not bad. I’d take it. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 34, posted at 27.07.09 13:47:16 by McLovin Reply

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