Marcell Coetzee to ULSTER!!!
Ok so some of the non Super Rugby Franchise readers of the #RugbyUnited blog may not know too much about this guy. It is already being reported as a coup! Ulster has a big tradition in bring great Boks to Ravenhill/ Kingspan and it seems that they have done it again!
So Marcell Coetzee, who is he?
Marcell is very much a dynamic backrower and is very comfortable anywhere. Ulster seem to have signed him as a direct replacement to fill the Non Irish Qualified squad place left by Nick Williams. He has speed and can offload as well as a certain SBW! He has not only plied the dark arts off a loose forward in his native Natal. He has worn that coverted Green and Gold jersey for the Boks and Japanese side Honda Heat. Being abroad does not stop Springbok players from being included in national squad selections as Ulster Fans know too well. The married 24 year old already has significant experience and will no doubt shore up a mixed scrum for Ulster.
So Charlie Piutau, Ruan Pienaar, Marcell Coetzee playing alongside our own homegrown talent can only lead to good things!
He is captaining Sharks tomorrow on their French tour to cover for missing Pat Lambie.
Thanks Ulster Rugby for brightening my week up!