Ulster Rugby announced this morning that Springbok number 8 Marcell Coetzee will leave his contract early due to being sidelined with a hamstring injury.
Speaking to a South African publication earlier in the month Coetzee confirmed that he would not play again before June, with the intention of playing in the remaining couple of rounds of the Rainbow Cup.
Signed in 2016, injury hampered the start of his tenure in Belfast and it wasn’t until the 2019-2020 season where he really hit his straps. Coetzee had agreed to join the Bulls at the end of the season, but will return to South Africa earlier than anticipated.
As Marcell’s last game was against Leinster at the start of March, here is his Ulster career in numbers:
We wish Marcell the best in recovery and hopefully we will see him play a part in the upcoming Lions Tour for the Springboks.