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Rocket impresses in France


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content on 21 Oct 2011 at 09:28
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Former Sharks scrumhalf, Rory “Rocket” Kockott, has seen his contract with French club side Castres extended, after some impressive play in recent weeks.

The enigmatic Kockott, who joined the Sharks from the Lions in 2007 went on to establish himself as a dependable match winner – eclipsing Ruan Pienaar as the team’s first-choice scrumhalf in 2009 – before falling out of favour with coach John Plumtree. An unhappy stint back with the Lions during this year’s Super Rugby competition was short-lived and Kockott duly jetted off to France in mid-year, initially as a medical joker until the end of October.

Kockott scored all 24 points for Castres in their recent thrashing of Top 14 champions Tolouse and on the basis of his good form, will be staying on until at least the end of the French season.



30 Comments

  • Good for him :cool:

  • Comment 1, posted at 21.10.11 09:34:00 by JarsonX Reply
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  • @JarsonX (Comment 1) : I’ll admit to being a little surprised… I was sure the first comment on this thread would be something about how the Sharks should never have let him leave :)

  • Comment 2, posted at 21.10.11 09:39:38 by robdylan Reply
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  • I agree…..good for him!

    Still sound like a selfish player though. Why didn’t he let somebody else score some points. :twisted:

  • Comment 3, posted at 21.10.11 09:47:02 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 3) : so I take it we don’t want Rocket back the way we want Steyn back, then?

    Funny, I was always a big fan of Rory… you could back him to get those match-winning kicks over, not miss them from bang in front….

  • Comment 4, posted at 21.10.11 09:49:22 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 4) :

    Rockett was great but at some stage he just tried to much on his own and was often caught in possession. The Frenchies just haven’t figured him out yet!

  • Comment 5, posted at 21.10.11 09:52:23 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 4) :

    I agree Rob. At one stage he was one of the better or form scrumhalves in SA.

    He also possesses that typical asshole attitude (like Claytie’s) that is needed in a scrumhalf.

    I wouldn’t mind if WP signed him to be honest.

  • Comment 6, posted at 21.10.11 09:58:29 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 6) : Ho$h

  • Comment 7, posted at 21.10.11 09:59:53 by Clayton(PJLD) Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 6) : And the Frogs can keep him.Scrummies main duty is to pass the damned ball.He’d make a decent flyhalf i must admit.

  • Comment 8, posted at 21.10.11 10:00:58 by Clayton(PJLD) Reply
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  • He was pretty decent at times! Perhaps he has learnt that there are 14 other teammates on the field…good on Kocky Rory!

  • Comment 9, posted at 21.10.11 10:11:18 by Ice Ice Bokkie Reply
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  • @Clayton(PJLD) (Comment 8) : I got so tired of writing about Kockott being possibly the best flyhalf in the country that I eventually just stopped :)

    BTW, I think Wes just called you an a$$hole…. that old story about pots and kettles comes to mind :)

  • Comment 10, posted at 21.10.11 10:15:06 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 10) : The man is boosting my street cred, Im cool with that :cool:

  • Comment 11, posted at 21.10.11 10:18:21 by Clayton(PJLD) Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 10) : Everything about the lad is a Flyhalf.

  • Comment 12, posted at 21.10.11 10:18:58 by Clayton(PJLD) Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 2) : No use crying over spilled milk :razz:

  • Comment 13, posted at 21.10.11 10:20:16 by JarsonX Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 4) : Like Ru. Remember that Super 14 game he won from the touchline against the Saders, after the added time Odd One try?

  • Comment 14, posted at 21.10.11 10:24:59 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 14) : That was awesome, one of my most favourite tries ever :cool:

  • Comment 15, posted at 21.10.11 10:30:23 by JarsonX Reply
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  • @klempie (Comment 14) : oh ja… but remember all those kicks he missed against the Lions in the 2nd test? Ended his career as an international flyhalf in just 40 minutes of rugby.

  • Comment 16, posted at 21.10.11 10:34:34 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 10) :

    FJELN!! :???:

  • Comment 17, posted at 21.10.11 10:36:59 by wpw Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 16) :

    ‘like’

  • Comment 18, posted at 21.10.11 10:38:08 by wpw Reply
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  • @JarsonX (Comment 15) : Mine too. Was at my mom’s place and nearly brought the place down with my celebrations. :grin:

  • Comment 19, posted at 21.10.11 10:39:38 by klempie Reply

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  • Remember rocket giving FDP a go in a few matches. He used to irritate the skin out of opposition Scrumhallves.

  • Comment 20, posted at 21.10.11 10:43:41 by Mocho Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 19) :

    How did you feel after Habana’s try in the 2007 final?? :twisted:

  • Comment 21, posted at 21.10.11 10:45:04 by wpw Reply
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  • Do you guys remember this incident?? :lol: :shock:

  • Comment 22, posted at 21.10.11 10:46:34 by wpw Reply
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  • Wouldn’t mind if the Lions could have him back with our current scrum half situation …

  • Comment 23, posted at 21.10.11 10:49:51 by Zibbie Reply
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  • Big question is does he have Bok potential – is this a possible loss to SA? There aren’t too many SA scrum-halves at the moment making a case for the Bok jersey so it’s something I’ve been wondering about. We really need Ruan Pienaar to come back to SA and find some form again.

    @Mocho (Comment 20) : Love the new avatar! So Jesus is a Bok fan. I always suspected as much… :grin:

  • Comment 24, posted at 21.10.11 10:52:09 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 21) : I know I will escape censure, if I tell you to STFU!! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 25, posted at 21.10.11 10:53:13 by klempie Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 22) : Bitchslapped! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 26, posted at 21.10.11 10:53:35 by klempie Reply

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  • @vanmartin (Comment 24) : haha actually you won’t believe me, but its Pierre Spies. I was hoping that he may grow a beard so he can play more like the bearded cavemen that make such an impact in todaus rugby world.

  • Comment 27, posted at 21.10.11 11:01:55 by Mocho Reply

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  • Rocket is too individualistic. And yes, he should move to 10.

    @wpw (Comment 6) :
    :lol:

  • Comment 28, posted at 21.10.11 11:02:32 by Big Fish Reply
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  • Kockett is suited to the NH where the game is slower and teams dont rely on quick ball. In SH teams want quick ball from the rucks to unleash their outside backs. Kockett did well when he first started as he used to just pass the ball and take the odd break. When he left he would make the odd pass and try himself most of the time.

  • Comment 29, posted at 21.10.11 11:31:28 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 2) : I always liked Rory.I would still play him for the sharks,maar toe moes ons hom soos n stief kind behandel of iets.

  • Comment 30, posted at 21.10.11 13:11:17 by Honey Badger Reply

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