Bulls confirm worst kept secret: Marcell Coetzee is heading for Loftus

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The Blue Bulls Company has announced the signing of 29-year-old Springbok loose forward Marcell Coetzee, effective July 2021.

COETZEE HAS SIGNED A 3-YEAR DEAL WITH THE BULLS

Marcell Coetzee has penned a three-year deal with the Bulls and returns to South Africa after five seasons with PRO14 club Ulster where he quickly became a fan favourite and mainstay in the starting line-up.

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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 Ulster.

JAKE WHITE HAILS COETZEE AS ‘PHENOMENAL PLAYER’

Jake White, director of rugby at the Bulls, said: “Marcell is a phenomenal player and any team in the world would be ecstatic to have a player of his calibre joining its structures. 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.”

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