Playing wing, fullback and centre, the utility back moved between a couple of provinces in his junior years. Coetzee represented the Pumas at U18 and U19 level, Western Province U19s and the Bulls U21 team before and settling down with the Lions U21s in 2011. Coetzee then got his Super Rugby debut for the Lions in 2012 and made his Currie Cup debut in the same year.
After an injury-plagued 2014 season, Coetzee enjoyed an extended run as the Lions finished in eighth place in 2015, and featured in their unbeaten run to the 2015 Currie Cup title.
Coetzee continued to perform for the Lions in the 2016 season as they made their way to the Super Rugby final, where they lost to the Hurricanes.
Coetzee has become an important part of Johan Ackermann's side as he consistently performs for his side. Ahead of the 2017 Super Rugby season Coetzee has made 14 Super Rugby appearance and has scored 18 points.
He continued his good form with the Lions in the 2017 Super Rugby season and in May was included in the Springbok squad to face France.
(JW May 2017)
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