PERSONAL DETAILS
FULL NAME Marcell Cornelius
SURNAME Coetzee
HEIGHT 191 cm
WEIGHT 106 Kg
BIRTH DATE 08 May 1991
BIRTH PLACE Potchefstroom
MARITIAL STATUS Married
FAVOURITE FILM Braveheart
FAVOURITE MUSIC Gospel
FAVOURITE FOOD Steak and Chips
PRIMARY SCHOOL South-Natal
SECONDARY SCHOOL Port Natal
TERTIARY EDUCATION Sharks Academy
PLAYER WRITE-UP
Marcell Coetzee, who can play anywhere in the back row, was one of the finds of the 2012 season and underlined his massive potential by playing a role in each of the 12 Tests during that season. This versatile loose forward was schooled in KwaZulu-Natal and after some impressive performances for The Sharks in the Absa Currie Cup in 2011, the young Coetzee was highly sought after by a number of other unions in South Africa. He decided to remain in Durban, excelled in Vodacom Super Rugby for The Sharks as they went all the way to the Final, and was duly selected for the Springboks. He has since established himself as one of the best loose forwards in the country.

Position: Loose Forward
Province: KwaZulu-Natal
Springbok number: 831
Test debut: 9 June 2012 vs England in Durban aged 21
Total tests: 26
Tour matches: 0
Total Springbok matches: 26
Win ratio: 17-7-2

RUGBY CAREER
POSITION Flank
PROVINCE Sharks
TRIES 26
CONVERSIONS 0
PENALTIES 0
DROP GOALS 0
TOTAL POINTS 130
 
SPRINGBOK CAREER
CAPS 26
TRIES 6
CONVERSIONS 0
PENALTIES 0
DROP GOALS 0
TOTAL POINTS 30
TEST RECORD
OPPOSITION P W D L T C PE DG PTS
Argentina 4 3 1 0 2 0 0 0 10
Australia 4 2 0 2 1 0 0 0 5
England 5 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ireland 2 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 5
Italy 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
New Zealand 4 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 0
Scotland 4 4 0 0 2 0 0 0 10
Wales 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
SQUAD LIST
Cell C Sharks Vodacom Super Rugby - 2015
South Africa Castle Lager Outgoing Tour - 2014
South Africa The Castle Lager Rugby Championship - 2014
South Africa Castle Lager Incoming Series - 2014
Cell C Sharks Vodacom Super Rugby - 2014
Cell C Sharks 2014 Super Rugby friendlies - 2014
2014 Springboks 2014 Springboks - 2014
South Africa Castle Lager Outgoing Tour - 2013
South Africa The Castle Lager Rugby Championship - 2013
The Sharks Absa Currie Cup Premier Division - 2013
South Africa Castle Lager Incoming Series - 2013
Sharks Vodacom Super Rugby - 2013
South Africa Castle Outgoing Tours - 2012
South Africa The Castle Rugby Championship - 2012
The Sharks ABSA Currie Cup Premier Division - 2012
South Africa Castle Incoming Tours - 2012
Sharks Vodacom Super Rugby - 2012
Sharks ABSA Under 21 Competition - 2011
The Sharks ABSA Currie Cup Premier Division - 2011
Sharks XV Absa Currie Cup Compulsory friendlies - 2011
Sharks Vodacom Super Rugby - 2011
Sharks XV Vodacom Cup - 2011
Sharks ABSA Under 19 Competition - 2010

MATCH CENTRE
FIXTURES
     
RESULTS
     
Vodacom Cup
Saturday, March 28 2015
15:00 - Valke vs Golden Lions
Barnard Stadium, Kempton Park
15:00 - Western Province vs Sharks XV
City Park Stadium, Cape Town
15:00 - Free State XV vs Boland
Clive Solomon Stadium, Heidedal, Bftn
16:30 - Blue Bulls vs Pumas
Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria
Vodacom Super Rugby
17:05 - Cell C Sharks vs Force
Growthpoint KINGS PARK, Durban
19:10 - Vodacom Bulls vs Crusaders
Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria
HSBC Sevens World Series Hong Kong
Sunday, March 29 2015
03:30 - Canada vs Kenya
Hong Kong Stadium
03:42 - France vs Portugal
Hong Kong Stadium
04:04 - Wales vs Belgium
Hong Kong Stadium
04:26 - Scotland vs Japan
Hong Kong Stadium

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