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Coetzee is fit once again and started for Ulster in their
15-13 win over Scarlets on Saturday.
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It is undoubtedly good news for
Bok coach Rassie Erasmus as he continues preparations for next year's Rugby
World Cup in Japan.
Coetzee has had a woeful run of
injuries over the past three years and he had played just five matches for
Ulster in two full seasons.
He arrived at the club from the
Sharks in 2016 with an ACL injury and has undergone two more surgeries since
then, but on Saturday he got through 54 minutes in the No 6 jersey before
While the priority for Coetzee
now will be staying fit and getting minutes under the belt, he will surely
become an option for Erasmus on the end-of-year tour if he shows some good form
between now and then.
Now 27-years-old, Coetzee has 28 Test caps to his name and last
played for the Boks in 2015 against Argentina in Durban.