Coetzee, Engelbrecht, Pretorius to play in Japan

Marcell Coetzee will leave the Sharks after Super Rugby finishes

Sharks flank Marcell Coetzee, Bulls centre JJ Engelbrecht and Lions lock Andries Ferreira have all agreed to play in Japan next season according to reports.

South Africans are more and more becoming flavour of the month in Japan and a Japanese website ( is reporting that the trio as well as Bulls prop Hencus Van Wyk will all play for various clubs next season.

Springbok flanker Coetzee had been linked to a move to the Stormers but it now seems that he has decided to play in Japan for Honda Heat after the Rugby World Cup.

Bulls centre JJ Engelbrecht and Lions second rower Ferreira will play for Toyota Shokki Shuttles on a two year contract but both players will return to South Africa and play Super Rugby in 2016.

Munakata Sanix Blues have signed Bulls front rower Hencus Van Wyk.

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