WYNAND Olivier believes there is ‘something special’ happening at newly-promoted Worcester Warriors and he wants to be at the heart of it.
The 32-year-old, who helped South Africa win the Rugby World Cup in 2007, arrived at Sixways in the summer after director of rugby Dean Ryan and head coach Carl Hogg sold him their vision for the Aviva Premiership club.
With Warriors tipped to be battling it out for survival this season, Olivier said it was a ‘massive challenge’ to make the switch.
However, the centre said the chance to be part of a ‘success story’ following Warriors’ promotion to the top flight was too good to turn down.
“The club itself draws you this way,” he said. “Dean, Hoggy and the rest of the management team are phenomenal and the players are as well.
“There are a lot of factors which play a part (in moving clubs), but being part of something special, like Worcester, with where they want to be and from where they have been over the last couple of seasons and the visions they have I think is something great.
Asked what would be his perfect outcome to the season, Olivier added: “I don’t think there is such a think, but obviously we are taking it game for game. I can’t see into the future and I don’t want to put myself out there.
“But at this stage I am just looking forward to next weekend’s game and hopefully we can do everyone and ourselves proud.”