Dirk Coetzer – South African Rugby

South African rugby

South African rugby


As the managing director of Firminy Capital Sarl and Icon Capital Sarl, Dirk Coetzer is very involved in financial investments and management. Operating out of Pretoria, South Africa, Dirk Coetzer is also highly involved in local sports activities, including South African rugby.

South African rugby is so important to the nation that President Nelson Mandela once told the local Springbok rugby team in 1995 that winning the Rugby World Cup would “go a long way” toward inspiring the country. Rugby was first introduced to South Africa in 1861 by Reverend George Ogilvie who taught the game to his students while teaching at Winchester College.

South African Rugby was first officially established when two teams began playing regularly against each other in 1876. By 1883, the game of rugby was firmly entrenched in South Africa. The country played their first International game of rugby in 1891 against a team from Great Britain.


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