Marcell Coetzee (Twitter – Ulster Rugby)
Springbok loose forward Marcell Coetzee impressed with four tries in his 50th appearance Ulster on Monday night.
The Irishman maintained an undefeated march in PRO14 by breaking the Italian Zebra outfit in Parma 57-0-14.
Coetzee’s play on the Belfast team’s lead easily underscored how important it is for Dan McFarland’s team, as not only the score but also the statistics dominated.
His cap came in the first half, the result was never questioned and the overall impact he had during the game was noticeable. With 15 successful behaviors, two turnovers and a 100% pace, Coetze could do very little to establish his dominance in the game.
Coetze started the injury in the fifth minute, opening the scoring for Ulstermen. That point was quickly canceled out when Antonio Rizzi almost immediately pulled back the Zebra.
But then, in excellent form in the Ulster maul, he broke Zebre’s defense and stretched Coetzee’s arm in the second. The third was a wild barge before the break.
At the start of the second half, Coetzee earned an excellent turnover, which earned Luke Marshall a try before adding his fourth.
The win kept the Irish dominance of the competition and Ulster went on to win without a win, as Leinster were tied with six wins in six games but only two bonus points behind.
Leinster were unstoppable, exacerbating Richard Cockerill’s nightmare season as they won their sixth consecutive bonus point with a 50-10 win over Edinburgh.
Leinster made eight attempts to emphasize their dominance in the competition, with South African snout Nic Groom preferring for Edinburgh to score the only consolation attempt of the night.
Both results, along with Munster’s win over Ospreys on Sunday, confirm that he has been under coach Johann van Graan for 11 years for 11 years, continued with the Irish dominance of the tournament.
Munster won 38-22 thanks to a three-pointer from Gavin Coombes, who set the best start to the competition since 2008.
Coombes, who filled the boots of the usual No. 8 CJ Stander, continued his love affair with the Welsh side, scoring two goals against the Cardiff Blues for the first time this season and putting Limerick in first place in the B Conference with an eight-point lead. Cardiff Blues.
The Welsh team had a better weekend on Saturday as the Scarlets beat Connacht 20-14 to avoid another clean sweep of Ireland and win their backs. Connacht’s disappointment was compounded by the delay in the last two tools as a result of Covid-19’s appearances.
Cardiff ended a three-game losing streak to a 22-5 win over Benetton at Rodney Parade.
Benetton has not played since the third round, mainly due to a Covid-19 appearance and due to delayed matches, he still has to record a victory in the competition after four games.
Connacht 14-20 scarlet
Munster 38-22 Ospreys
Zebra 14-57 Ulster
Cardiff Blues 22-5 Benetton
Leinster 50-10 Edinburgh
– PRO14 medium