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WorcesterSauce
Another re-signing: Wynand Olivier
WorcesterSauce (IP Logged)
09 February, 2018 17:18
Signed for next season, good news

 
usa warrior
Re: Another re-signing: Wynand Olivier
usa warrior (IP Logged)
09 February, 2018 17:22
Surprised by that one actually, but very pleased! He's a great player and will bring some much needed experience to the side.

 
w4rriorz1980
Re: Another re-signing: Wynand Olivier
w4rriorz1980 (IP Logged)
09 February, 2018 17:28
Quote:
usa warrior
Surprised by that one actually, but very pleased! He's a great player and will bring some much needed experience to the side.
+1 Happy he's staying onboard.Still a lot to offer on and off the field! :-)

 
MESSAGES->author
Re: Another re-signing: Wynand Olivier
TeflonTed (IP Logged)
09 February, 2018 17:29
Happy here too. Classy player, great experience, and a classy bloke too, bet he’s extremely good for team spirit.

 
Abmatt
Re: Another re-signing: Wynand Olivier
Abmatt (IP Logged)
09 February, 2018 18:35
Now I’m really happy about this one.

 
FlipFlop
Re: Another re-signing: Wynand Olivier
FlipFlop (IP Logged)
09 February, 2018 18:41
I think he has been a big miss for us this season. He was as much a catalyst to our survival last year, as Houggie imo. Great news. Probably helps having a Saffer Coach coming in.

I was more than glum at the start of the week about most things Warriors, but the signings and re-signings have been good and steady.

 
Sheldon
Re: Another re-signing: Wynand Olivier
Sheldon (IP Logged)
09 February, 2018 19:09
I'm really pleased by this. In my view he is our best centre.

 
Patgadd
Re: Another re-signing: Wynand Olivier
Patgadd (IP Logged)
09 February, 2018 19:21
Great news

 
MacWarrior
Re: Another re-signing: Wynand Olivier
MacWarrior (IP Logged)
09 February, 2018 19:40
That is great news and bodes well for the future I think, seems like a top bloke and a very good player who we have greatly missed , as pointed out but you guys.

Lots of good news this week and hope we can follow up with some points tomorrow.

It's never dull being a Warriors die hard is it ?

 
FlipFlop
Re: Another re-signing: Wynand Olivier
FlipFlop (IP Logged)
09 February, 2018 19:54
T’is a rollercoaster, MacWarrior.

 
MacWarrior
Re: Another re-signing: Wynand Olivier
MacWarrior (IP Logged)
09 February, 2018 19:59
T'is so FlipFlop, would we have it any other way?

 
FlipFlop
Re: Another re-signing: Wynand Olivier
FlipFlop (IP Logged)
09 February, 2018 20:02
Maybe more upward travel for a while, but no I couldn’t be watching a team win every week. We’d have nothing to moan about ;-)

 
MacWarrior
Re: Another re-signing: Wynand Olivier
MacWarrior (IP Logged)
09 February, 2018 20:16
Indeed!

 
MESSAGES->author
Re: Another re-signing: Wynand Olivier
Fiver (IP Logged)
10 February, 2018 07:58
Happy with this, great player, just hope his fitness comes back. He mentions that Worcester feels like his home now, even though he lives in Cheltenham.

 
MESSAGES->author
Re: Another re-signing: Wynand Olivier
TeflonTed (IP Logged)
10 February, 2018 08:59
Fiver, I think we’re massively over sensitive about Cheltenham. Probabaly from the days of Pat and the Cheltenham Clique which affected our dressing room karma.

I’m sure Wynand meant Worcester as a club, rather than the City, and as several on here have pointed out ad nauseum, we’re not actually in the City.

 
usa warrior
Re: Another re-signing: Wynand Olivier
usa warrior (IP Logged)
10 February, 2018 09:18
In some ways we’re fortunate to have an alternative place to live nearby. Glaws certainly benefit from it as well.

Not everyone sold on the the family values and slower pace of Worcs, although this has been done ad nauseum

 
centrethere
Re: Another re-signing: Wynand Olivier
centrethere (IP Logged)
10 February, 2018 09:19
But we won't see him until next season. He still has to recover from a new hamstring operation and get fit again.

 
MESSAGES->author
Re: Another re-signing: Wynand Olivier
TeflonTed (IP Logged)
10 February, 2018 09:25
Quote:
usa warrior
In some ways we’re fortunate to have an alternative place to live nearby. Glaws certainly benefit from it as well.
Not everyone sold on the the family values and slower pace of Worcs, although this has been done ad nauseum

What, Worcester slow?

You should pop over to Droitwich.....(we don’t call it “The Spa”, causes confusion with the other place)

 
usa warrior
Re: Another re-signing: Wynand Olivier
usa warrior (IP Logged)
10 February, 2018 09:29
“Slower” TT, don’t worry, you’d win hands down in a pace competition. Although, having been to Cheltenham on a few occasions I’m not entirely sure what the greater draw is. Maybe I’m missing something.

 
Southstand(again)
Re: Another re-signing: Wynand Olivier
Southstand(again) (IP Logged)
10 February, 2018 09:31
Quote:
usa warrior
In some ways we’re fortunate to have an alternative place to live nearby. Glaws certainly benefit from it as well.
Not everyone sold on the the family values and slower pace of Worcs, although this has been done ad nauseum

It's all to easy to forget areas like St Pauls, Whaddon, Hesters Way, Arle, Fairview, Benhall et al, which would certainly give Gloucester's Matson and some of Worcester's fine estates a run for their money.

 
lokicrichtonfan
Re: Another re-signing: Wynand Olivier
lokicrichtonfan (IP Logged)
10 February, 2018 13:46
Olivier still runs the best lines at Worcester. Great player

 
Brummagem Bertie
Re: Another re-signing: Wynand Olivier
Brummagem Bertie (IP Logged)
10 February, 2018 14:28
Great news to round off what has been a pretty good week on the re-signings front, plus a promising new Head Coach.

It's not just what he offers on the pitch, which is a lot, but what he can offer off it. As Solly remarked in the announcement, he is a great mentor for the likes of Will Butler and Ollie Lawrence.



Whatever you do, do it safely!

 
Warr-i-ors!
Re: Another re-signing: Wynand Olivier
Warr-i-ors! (IP Logged)
10 February, 2018 14:51
Aren't Olivier and Hougaard best mates? Could this lead to Hougaard re-signing with us...?

 
Brummagem Bertie
Re: Another re-signing: Wynand Olivier
Brummagem Bertie (IP Logged)
10 February, 2018 14:59
I don't think it's going to make it less likely, that's for sure.



Whatever you do, do it safely!

 
FlipFlop
Re: Another re-signing: Wynand Olivier
FlipFlop (IP Logged)
10 February, 2018 15:07
Equally, a Saffer boss will only help engender the Fatherland feel. It may even help Dewald’s retention after an injury blighted time with us. Any chance of a green and gold away strip next season?

 
centrethere
Re: Another re-signing: Wynand Olivier
centrethere (IP Logged)
10 February, 2018 22:52
No reason not to return to the goldish yellow as opposed to the standard daffodil yellow, which we seem to have adopted. Green used to be a pretty common away kit as well.

 
vigorniensis
Re: Another re-signing: Wynand Olivier
vigorniensis (IP Logged)
11 February, 2018 11:54
Is a week a long time in a rugby union Premiership club? Seems so!

 
A38
Re: Another re-signing: Wynand Olivier
A38 (IP Logged)
11 February, 2018 12:00
A number of re-signings last week which now begs the question as to how many more to follow.

The talk a few weeks ago was about "keeping the core of the squad" together and this does seem to be happening.

 
usa warrior
Re: Another re-signing: Wynand Olivier
usa warrior (IP Logged)
11 February, 2018 13:33
I make it about 10 first team players leaving, including our two already announced. As we were small already than surely about the same to come in?

 
Brummagem Bertie
Re: Another re-signing: Wynand Olivier
Brummagem Bertie (IP Logged)
11 February, 2018 14:02
Quote:
usa warrior
I make it about 10 first team players leaving, including our two already announced. As we were small already than surely about the same to come in?

Who are the other 8?



Whatever you do, do it safely!

 
A38
Re: Another re-signing: Wynand Olivier
A38 (IP Logged)
11 February, 2018 17:30
From memory:-

Announced:-
Spencer
Taylor
Willison

Expected:-
O'Callaghan

Rumoured:-
Arr

Not sure who the others would be ; depends, i suppose, on contract expiry.

 
usa warrior
Re: Another re-signing: Wynand Olivier
usa warrior (IP Logged)
11 February, 2018 18:08
Off my head... Stelling, Howard, Dowsett, Alo, Heathcote, DOC, Williams.

And, if I had to guess, Teo.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/02/2018 18:10 by usa warrior.

 
dkexile
Re: Another re-signing: Wynand Olivier
dkexile (IP Logged)
11 February, 2018 18:49
Quote:
usa warrior
Off my head... Stelling, Howard, Dowsett, Alo, Heathcote, DOC, Williams.
And, if I had to guess, Teo.

Not really worried about losing any of those, although I'd still like Te'o.

 
Brummagem Bertie
Re: Another re-signing: Wynand Olivier
Brummagem Bertie (IP Logged)
11 February, 2018 20:22
Quote:
usa warrior
Off my head... Stelling, Howard, Dowsett, Alo, Heathcote, DOC, Williams.
And, if I had to guess, Teo.

Of those, only DO'C and Tom H are what I would call first team, the rest just squad players.



Whatever you do, do it safely!

 
usa warrior
Re: Another re-signing: Wynand Olivier
usa warrior (IP Logged)
11 February, 2018 20:25
They’re all in the first team squad though. They may not make the 23 every week, but they’re there, and that imho is where we can improve our team the most.

 
dkexile
Re: Another re-signing: Wynand Olivier
dkexile (IP Logged)
11 February, 2018 20:42
The first team squad has not been strong enough this season so losing players who aren't in our first 15 isn't necessarily a bad thing as we need to sign better players to move up the table.

 
MESSAGES->author
Re: Another re-signing: Wynand Olivier
knightstemplar (IP Logged)
12 February, 2018 07:08

 
Brummagem Bertie
Re: Another re-signing: Wynand Olivier
Brummagem Bertie (IP Logged)
12 February, 2018 08:06
Quote:
knightstemplar
https://www.ruck.co.uk/transfer-centre-rugby-transfers-news-rumours-11022017/

Karmichael Hunt may not be available after next Monday. Quade Cooper seems as though he might be available, though.



Whatever you do, do it safely!

 
MSR-Worcester
Re: Another re-signing: Wynand Olivier
MSR-Worcester (IP Logged)
12 February, 2018 09:37
I would guess the departures will look something like this:

Williams
DOC
Spencer (Tigers)
CSW (NFL)
Potgieter
Durutalo
Taylor (Dragons)
Arr?
Hougaard?
Heathcote
Willison (Bath)
Stelling
Howard

 
WorcesterSauce
Re: Another re-signing: Wynand Olivier
WorcesterSauce (IP Logged)
12 February, 2018 09:41
Hougaards signed up for next season. Interestingly Arr played for Moseley at the weekend.

 
Blue&GoldWarrior
Re: Another re-signing: Wynand Olivier
Blue&GoldWarrior (IP Logged)
12 February, 2018 10:12
Believe Arr was playing for Moseley to regain fitness. Also, hear he's still here next season too. Until his succession of head injuries he was having the best season I can remember for a while!

 
MSR-Worcester
Re: Another re-signing: Wynand Olivier
MSR-Worcester (IP Logged)
12 February, 2018 10:25
I'd like to keep both scrum-halves. Arr should be back on the bench this weekend as Hougaard will probably be out.

Hougaard signed a three year contract in 2016 of which he is now in his third season. It wasn't clear whether the 3 year period included the 2015-16 season. I believe at the "Meet the Coaches" event Hogg signalled that he was out of contract this year.

 
WorcesterSauce
Re: Another re-signing: Wynand Olivier
WorcesterSauce (IP Logged)
12 February, 2018 10:42
Yep you're right MSR and then he was corrected. He's definitely under contract next season.

 
w4rriorz1980
Re: Another re-signing: Wynand Olivier
w4rriorz1980 (IP Logged)
12 February, 2018 10:46
Quote:
Brummagem Bertie
Quote:
knightstemplar
https://www.ruck.co.uk/transfer-centre-rugby-transfers-news-rumours-11022017/

Karmichael Hunt may not be available after next Monday. Quade Cooper seems as though he might be available, though.
Any of those two will do.Karmichael; Great name!


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