Just a few day’s after John Plumtree’s admission in the press that Rory Kockott lacks the “passing game” to seriously be considered ahead of Ruan Pienaar for the Sharks number 9 jersey, comes a rumour linking Kockott to a move to Ulster.
There is no shortage of former Sharks at Ravenhill, with BJ Botha currently there and Johann Muller on his way after the Super 14. The Irishmen are pretty desperate to sign a quality scrumhalf, having lost Isaac Boss to Leinster. They apparently spoke to Pienaar as well, but his wage demands ruled him out.
Nothing is firm at this stage, of course, as these are just rumours, but it’s really not too surprising that Rory Kockott is starting to look around a little. We’ve been lead to believe that a certain Supersport commentator, himself a former Ulster representative, may have been doing a spot of moonlighting in Durban on behalf of the Belfast team.
In other news, Crusaders forwards coach Mark Hammet is apparently now the clear favourite to succeed Colin Cooper as head coach of the Hurricanes in 2011. Despite protestations to the contrary from both Brian van Zyl and Plumtree, there’s a strong suspicion in Durban that the latter may still have his sights (and hopes) set on the Canes job. One wonders how this development will change the situation.
More on these as they develop.Tweet