Marius Coetzer

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Marius Coetzer
Date of birth (1984-04-04) 4 April 1984 (age 34)
Place of birth Pretoria, South Africa
Height 1.99 m (6 ft 6 12 in)
Weight 113 kg (17 st 11 lb; 249 lb)
School Hoërskool Waterkloof
University UNISA
Rugby union career
Position(s) Lock
Youth Career
2005 Blue Bulls
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2006 Maties ()
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2005 Blue Bulls 1 (0)
2006 Western Province 5 (0)
2007–2008 Falcons 26 (0)
2009–2015 Pumas 100 (55)
2012 Lions 5 (0)
2013 Stormers 1 (0)
2005–2015 Total 138 (55)
Correct as of 9 October 2015

Marius Coetzer (born 4 April 1984) is a former South African rugby union footballer whose regular playing position was lock.

He played first class rugby in South Africa between 2005 and 2015 and spent the majority of his career at the Pumas, making exactly 100 appearances for the team from 2009 until he retired at the end of the 2015 season.

He started his career in 2005 with the Blue Bulls before spending a season in Cape Town with Western Province. He then moved to East Rand side the Falcons where he played in 2007 and 2008 before joining the Pumas.

He also played in six Super Rugby matches, making five appearances for the Lions in 2012 and a single appearance for the Stormers in 2013.

In 2013, he was initially included in a South Africa President's XV team to play in the 2013 IRB Tbilisi Cup,[1] but withdrew after he linked up with the Stormers during the 2013 Super Rugby season.[2]

He was a member of the Pumas side that won the Vodacom Cup for the first time in 2015, beating Western Province 24–7 in the final.[3] Coetzer made six appearances during the season.

External links

  • "SA Rugby Player Profile – Marius Coetzer". South African Rugby Union. Retrieved 1 June 2016.
  • itsrugby.co.uk profile

References

  1. ^ "SA President's XV selected for IRB Tblisi Cup". South African Rugby Union. 17 May 2013. Archived from the original on 6 June 2016. Retrieved 6 June 2016.
  2. ^ "DHL Stormers forced to change". Stormers. 22 May 2013. Retrieved 22 May 2013.
  3. ^ "Steval Pumas first-time Vodacom Cup champions – Final Review". South African Rugby Union. 31 May 2015. Archived from the original on 9 June 2016. Retrieved 9 June 2016.


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