Ulster want Euro return for Coetzee
Ulster are counting the cost of losing Marcell Coetzee and Louis Ludik for Friday's PRO14 Irish derby with Munster at Kingspan.
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The province are now hoping star forward Coetzee will be fit for next weekend's crunch European clash at Clermont.
The powerhouse back-rower has been ruled out of this week's clash with Munster after having to leave early in last Friday's 35-3 win over Connacht following a heavy collision.
The 28-year-old Springbok is now following the return to play protocols due to being forced off in the aftermath of a clash of heads from an attempted tackle by former Ulster prop Paddy McAllister.
McAllister has been cited over the incident and is facing a disciplinary hearing in Dublin today for a potential infringement of Law 9.13, which states that "a player must not tackle an opponent early, late or dangerously".
Coetzee underwent a Head Injury Assessment (HIA) and, according to Ulster assistant coach Dwayne Peel, will not play this week.
Ludik suffered ankle damage against Connacht and could be out for a significant period.
Ulster are expecting to have Ireland players Iain Henderson, Jacob Stockdale and Jordi Murphy available to take on Munster.