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Marcell Cornelius Coetzee (born 8 May 1991) is a South African rugby union player for the South Africa national team and Ulster in the Pro14. He plays as a flanker.

Marcell Coetzee
Full nameMarcell Cornelius Coetzee
Date of birth (1991-05-08) 8 May 1991 (age 28)
Place of birthPotchefstroom, South Africa
Height1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Weight114 kg (17 st 13 lb; 251 lb)[1]
SchoolPort Natal High School
Rugby union career
Position(s) Flanker
Current team Ulster
Youth Career
2010–2011 Sharks
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2011–2013 Sharks XV 8 (15)
2011–2013 Sharks (Currie Cup) 24 (5)
2011–2016 Sharks 74 (70)
2015–2016 Honda Heat 9 (15)
2016–present Ulster 28 (20)
Correct as of 13 January 2019
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2012–present South Africa 30 (30)
2015 Springbok XV 1 (0)
Correct as of 21 August 2019

Contents

South AfricaEdit

Coetzee made his debut in Super Rugby for the Sharks against the Brumbies on Saturday 7 May 2011.[2] He has offloading skills that have been likened to those of Sonny Bill Williams.[3]

Heyneke Meyer, Springbok coach, included him in the national squad to face England in a test series where Coetzee made his Springbok test debut on 9 June 2012 in Durban.[4]

AbroadEdit

Coetzee joined Japanese Top League side Honda Heat for the 2015–2016 season.[5]

In February 2016, it was announced that he would join Irish Pro12 side Ulster on a three-year deal starting in the 2016–2017 season.[6] Coetzee featured sparingly in his first two seasons with Ulster, due to recurring knee injury problems.[7]

Springbok statisticsEdit

Test Match RecordEdit

Against Pld W D L Tri Con Pen DG Pts %Won
  Argentina 4 3 1 0 2 0 0 0 10 75
  Australia 4 2 0 2 1 0 0 0 5 50
  England 5 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 80
  Ireland 2 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 5 50
  Italy 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 100
  New Zealand 4 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 25
  Scotland 4 4 0 0 2 0 0 0 10 100
  Wales 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 26 17 2 7 6 0 0 0 30 65.38

Pld = Games Played, W = Games Won, D = Games Drawn, L = Games Lost, Tri = Tries Scored, Con = Conversions, Pen = Penalties, DG = Drop Goals, Pts = Points Scored

International TriesEdit

Try Opposing team Location Venue Competition Date Result
1   Argentina Cape Town, South Africa Newlands Stadium 2012 Rugby Championship 18 August 2012 Won 27-6
2   Scotland Port Elizabeth, South Africa Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium Mid-year rugby test series 28 June 2014 Won 55-6
3   Scotland Port Elizabeth, South Africa Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium Mid-year rugby test series 28 June 2014 Won 55-6
4   Argentina Salta, Argentina Estadio Padre Ernesto Martearena 2014 Rugby Championship 23 August 2014 Won 33-31
5   Australia Cape Town, South Africa Newlands Stadium 2014 Rugby Championship 27 September 2014 Won 28-10
6   Ireland Dublin, Ireland Aviva Stadium End-of-year rugby test series 8 November 2014 Lost 15-29

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://www.ulsterrugby.com/team/senior-team
  2. ^ "Marcell Coetzee included in Sharks 22". The Sharks Academy. Archived from the original on 29 July 2012. Retrieved 26 July 2012.
  3. ^ http://www.theaustralian.com.au/sport/opinion/system-mirrors-our-place-behind-south-africa-and-new-zealand/story-e6frg7po-1226431197524
  4. ^ http://www.springboksupporter.co.za/SARU/Player-Profiles/Marcell-Coetzee.aspx
  5. ^ "新加入選手のお知らせ" (Press release) (in Japanese). Honda Heat. 22 June 2015. Retrieved 22 June 2015.
  6. ^ "Marcell Coetzee signing confirmed" (Press release). Ulster Rugby. 11 February 2016. Retrieved 11 February 2016.
  7. ^ Ulster flanker Marcell Coetzee ruled out for nine months, BBC Sport, 13 October 2017.

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