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Marcell Coetzee has extended his commitment to the Vodacom Bulls until 2027.

The Springbok flanker initially joined the Vodacom Bulls (from Ulster) in June 2021 on a three-year deal, quickly becoming a vital member of the squad, making 33 appearances in all competitions. Coetzee’s impact since arriving at Loftus has been nothing short of impactful, helping lead the side to the finals of the then, debut season of the Vodacom United Rugby Championship.

A South African international, Marcell has 31 national caps to his name, having made his debut for the Boks in June 2012, against England.

Speaking on his decision to extend his loyalty to the Vodacom Bulls, Marcell said: “it was a no brainer, I really love playing for the Vodacom Bulls, I believe we are on a path towards something special and one wants to be part of a team that is destined to hit their heights pretty soon. The side has a lovely bunch of guys,”

Coetzee has said that he has no other intentions but to return to Pretoria post his six-month-long sabbatical in Japan.

“The weekend may have been my last match for the Vodacom Bulls, but I will return at the back end of April come 2023. I missed my country a lot during my five years at Ulster so I know I am coming back after this short journey,”

On what makes the Vodacom Bulls so special, Marcell commented: “It is an honour to play for this team, I am extremely happy with where I am with the Bulls, the staff and the team spirit we have built, that is where my heart is. Me and my wife have definitely found a home in Pretoria and we cannot wait to see how further the team develops and how I can help in driving and contributing to its success in the future.”

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