Murray Koster rugby player
Murray Koster rugby player

Murray Koster

21st Feb 1999 1.88m/91kg Inside Centre

Murray Koster, born on 12 February 1999 in East London, Eastern Cape, is a talented South African rugby union player who currently represents the Sharks franchise as a centre.

Koster received his education at St. Andrew's College in Grahamstown, where he excelled in rugby and played for the school team. His performances during Craven Week, a prestigious rugby tournament for schoolboys, caught the attention of selectors, and he was called up to play for Eastern Province Elephants' Country Districts team in 2017. However, he made the decision to join the Sharks youth system in 2018, which marked the beginning of his journey with the Sharks.

In 2018, Koster had the opportunity to represent the Sharks' Currie Cup team, and he played a crucial role in their victory in the Under-19 Provincial Championship against the Blue Bulls. The following year, he played for the Sharks XV in the Rugby Challenge, gaining valuable experience and further developing his skills.

Koster's potential was recognized when he was invited to a selection camp for the South Africa national under-20 rugby union team, known as the Junior Springboks, for the 2019 World Rugby Under 20 Championship. Although he was not ultimately selected for the tournament, it highlighted his talent and potential as a young player.

In 2020, Koster's inclusion in the Sharks' Super Rugby squad showcased the trust and confidence the team had in his abilities. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the season was canceled, and South African teams participated in the Super Rugby Unlocked tournament instead.

Koster's professional rugby debut for the Sharks came in 2021, when he played against the Griquas in the Preparation Series. Unfortunately, he suffered an injury that caused him to miss the start of the Pro14 Rainbow Cup. Despite the setback, he was selected to represent the Sharks against the British and Irish Lions during their tour, further showcasing his potential and the trust placed in him by the coaching staff.

Murray Koster's rugby journey is marked by his dedication and talent, and he continues to make strides in his career as a centre for the Sharks, aiming to reach greater heights in the sport.



image Natal Sharks
Inside Centre
2019 - present
image Sharks
Inside Centre
2020 - present