The Seattle Seawolves signed Stephan Coetzee at hooker for the 2019 Major League Rugby season. The 26-year-old South African is 6’1″ and 231 pounds.
Stephen was born in Worcester, Western Cape, South Africa and went to Paarl Boys’ High school. He played age grade rugby with the Western Province Under-16s during Grant Khomo Week in 2008, for the Under-18s for Academy Week in 2009 and in 2010 for Craven Week.
He then attended the Western Province Rugby Institute in 2011 and played for the Under-19s in the Provincial Championship and for the Under-20s in the 2012 and 2013 Provincial Championship. In 2013 the team won the championship and he also appeared in the Vodacom Cup.
In 2014 Stephan made his Senior debut for Western Province against the Boland Cavaliers. He played in 8 matches, starting 6, and also made an appearance in the 2014 Vodacom Cup.
In 2014 he moved to New Zealand and made 7 appearances for the Super Rugby Stormers. In 2015 he moved to Kimberly, South Africa and made one appearance with the Griquas, before signing a contract with the Cheetahs, making 11 appearances.
Then it was on to the Sharks XV from 2016-2017. There he made 23 appearances and scored 5 tries. He also played with the Super Rugby Cell C Sharks in 2017 making 3 appearances.
During the 2017-2018 season he played PRO 14 Rugby with the Southern Kings, making 18 appearances. He now joins the Seattle Seawolves for the 2019 Major League Rugby season.