Aurillac have signed Cheetahs fullback AJ Coertzen on a two-year deal.
#ProD2 - Le @SArugbyofficiel fait signer l'arrière ou ailier sud-africain des @GriquasRugby, AJ Coertzen (27 ans, 1m85, 85kg), pour deux saisons.— Actus ProD2 (@ActusProD2) May 24, 2018
-> Free State Cheetahs (2010-16)
-> Wildeklawer Griquas (depuis 2016)
-> Cheetahs (depuis 2017) pic.twitter.com/JQCeEb5sOZ
Coertzen made his first class debut in the 2011 Vodacom Cup against the Leopards. He then spent 3 years playing club and Varsity Cup rugby with the UFS Shimlas.
In August 2014, he was a surprise inclusion for the Free State Cheetahs in their opening match of the 2014 Currie Cup Premier Division season against the Pumas.
After spending the 2015 Currie Cup qualification series on loan at Kimberley-based side Griquas – making six appearances – he signed for them on a permanent basis for the 2016 season.