Bulls-bound Bok granted early release from Ulster
TRANSFER NEWS: Ulster Rugby agreed terms which will see Springbok Marcell Coetzee released from the club at the end of this month, ahead of his planned departure at the conclusion of the 2020/21 season.
Given the need for several weeks of rehabilitation following the injury sustained by Coetzee in last month’s PRO14 fixture against Leinster, Ulster Rugby and the player have reached a mutual agreement to part ways on Friday, April 30.
Head of Rugby Operations and Recruitment, Bryn Cunningham, said: “We have come to an agreement that will allow Marcell the time and space required to continue his rehab.
“I’d like to thank Marcell for his contribution to the province over the past five years and we wish him and wife, Chanelle the very best for their upcoming return home to South Africa.”
Coetzee will join the Bulls.
Marcell Coetzee has been ripping it up in Europe 😳🔥
Guinness PRO14 Player’s Player of the Season ✅
Top try-scorer title ✅
1st for offloads ✅
Top 5 successful carries ✅
95% tackle success rate ✅
105 tackles ✅
We can’t wait to see him do this in a Vodacom Bulls jersey 🙌 pic.twitter.com/Z8eaEWF3uv
— Official Blue Bulls (@BlueBullsRugby) April 2, 2021