Ulster’s Marcel Coetzee has been voted the PRO14 Players’ Player of the Season for 2020/21.
The South African number eight won the award off the back of a stellar season for the province. The award was voted on by each club’s captain and vice-captain.
The stats highlight exactly why the 29-year-old Springbok was the standout individual throughout the campaign.
Coetzee was joint-top try scorer (9), first for offloads (20) and one of the most prominent carriers (67) as well as having an impressive 95% success rate from 105 tackles.
A key member of Ulster’s back row since signing for the Ulstermen in 2016, Coetzee will return to his home country at the end of the season where he will continue his playing career with the Bulls.
“It’s a great honour and privilege to accept this award given the talent in this year’s Guinness PRO14,” Coetzee said.
“As we all know, rugby is a team sport, so I want to thank my coaches and teammates for always investing time and energy to help me grow as a player.
“Every time I get to go out there is always special”.