Playing wing, fullback, and center, 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.
He 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.
He 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 became an important part of then-head coach Johan Ackermann's side as he consistently performs for his side.
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.
Known for his speed and great tactics in the field, Coetzee signed for Japanese side Kintetsu Liners in 2019.
As of May 2020, he has made 98 Super Rugby appearances for the Lions and has scored 89 points.
(LS May 28, 2020)
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|2020 - present|
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