Full name Marcell Cornelius Coetzee
Born May 8, 1991, Potchefstroom
Current age 25 years 83 days
Major teams Natal Sharks, Sharks, South Africa
Height 6 ft 3 in
Weight 246 lb
|The Rugby Championship||2012-2015||14||10||4||15||3||0||0||0||6||7||1||46.42|
|Test debut||South Africa v England at Durban, Jun 9, 2012 match details|
|Last Test||South Africa v Argentina at Durban, Aug 8, 2015 match details|
|Test Statsguru||Main menu | Career summary | Match list | Most points | Most tries | Tournament list|
A local boy, Coetzee made his Super Rugby bow for the Sharks midway through the 2011 season before a strong run in their Currie Cup side, where he was an ever-present. Bringing together a good work-rate and ball-carrying game, he continued to improve in 2012, when he was rewarded with a call-up to the South Africa squad to face England. In Heyneke Meyer's first starting XV, for a Test on his home track in Durban, Coetzee was one of three new caps named.
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