Currie Cup

Bulls confirm signing of Springbok loose forward Marcell Coetzee

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Marcell Coetzee in action for Ulster.
Marcell Coetzee in action for Ulster.
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The Blue Bulls Company announced the signing of Springbok loose forward Marcell Coetzee on Monday, effective from July 2021.

The 29-year-old penned a three year deal and returns to South Africa after five seasons with PRO16 club Ulster where he quickly became a mainstay in their starting line-up.

Coetzee has been outstanding once again for Ulster, having made the most carries to date in the tournament (98), offloads (16) and also featuring in the top ten for tackles completed (77).

The former Port Natal High School scholar also represented the Sharks in Super Rugby and the Currie Cup before a short stint with Honda Heat in the Japanese Top League before moving to PRO16.

"Marcell is a phenomenal player and any team in the world would be ecstatic to have a player of his calibre joining its structures," said Bulls Director of Rugby, Jake White.

"He has grown from strength to strength over the years, and is currently playing some of the best rugby of his life. He's excited about being back in South Africa, and making Loftus his home."

Coetzee has played 30 Tests to date for the Springboks since making his debut in 2012.

- Compiled by Sport24 staff

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