WORCESTER Warriors chief Alan Solomons says he will hold talks with retiring centre Wynand Olivier to find out his future plans.

The 2007 World Cup winner will hang up his boots at the end of the season but Solomons has not ruled out trying to keep him at Sixways in some capacity.

Solomons said his coaching staff was already in place but admitted there might be “other things” that the 35-year-old could do at the club.

Although game-time has been limited this season Solomons said Olivier had remained a “consummate professional” and made an impact on Warriors’ talented youngsters.

Asked whether he would look to add Olivier to his coaching team, Solomons said: “At the moment his rugby career has come to an end.

“I have not even sat down and discussed with him what he is going to do.

“We have got very good academy coaches in Mike Hill and Gordon Ross. We have got our coaching staff in place.

“There might be other things that Wynand can do but he has also got his own interests so I have just got to chat to him generally about what he thinks he is going to do and whether he is going to go back to South Africa.

“I don’t know yet.”

Olivier, who won 38 caps for South Africa, has made 52 appearances for Warriors since joining from Montpellier in the summer of 2015.

But only 11 of those outings have come in the past two seasons as he has struggled with injuries and been unable to force his way into Solomons’ first-team places.

Olivier helped Warriors reach the semi-finals of the Premiership Cup this term but has played most of his rugby for Worcester Cavaliers in the Premiership Shield.

“Wynand has had a really positive contribution this year when he has played,” Solomons said.

“He has played quite a few games in the A side and really helped the youngsters around him.

“He can still perform if he has got to.

“He has had a stellar career. He won a World Cup, is a top-flight international and is the consummate professional.

“I think he has enjoyed his time at Worcester and we have really enjoyed having him here.

“He has been of huge benefit to the development of the youngsters and the club overall. He has been fantastic.”

Fellow ex-South Africa international Dewald Potgieter has also decided to call time on his career.

The 32-year-old flanker, who arrived at Sixways in February 2016, played 20 games for Warriors but has not recovered from a knee injury sustained in a pre-season match in August 2017.

“I think Dewald has had problems with the injuries and unfortunately been unable to play out his career because of the injury problems that he has had,” Solomons added.

“He was unable to recover from the knee injury that he had.”