Olivier’s injury comeback curtailed

Wynand Olivier’s quest to be fit for the start of the Bulls’ Super Rugby campaign has suffered another setback.

The midfielder, who is recovering from a shoulder operation, broke a small bone in his wrist at the weekend. The injury requires three weeks to heal, which means Olivier will only be able to resume full training three weeks before the start of the tournament.

However, Bulls team doctor Org Strauss said they expected Olivier to be in contention for selection for their opener against the Sharks on 24 February.

Meanwhile, the Bulls will attend a three day training camp at Royal Marang Sports Palace near Rustenburg from Wednesday.

‘We just need a little bit of a change of scenery,’ Bulls coach Frans Ludeke explained. ‘The guys have been working very hard at Loftus, so we will break away and continue the hard work somewhere else for the next couple of days. I am very pleased with our progress thus far.’