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Kockott hearing today, Bowden banned

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Posted in :In the news, Sharks, Super 14 on 4 May 2009 at 06:53
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Sharks scrumhalf Rory Kockott will appear before a SANZAR Disciplinary Hearing on Monday, after being sent off for a striking offence during his team’s Super 14 match against the Highlanders in Durban at the weekend.

Rugby 365 reports Kockott was red carded by match referee Phillip Bosch for striking Highlanders flank Adam Thomson in the 76th minute of the match.

The Sharks won the match 23-15.

The hearing will take place at the offices of the KwaZulu-Natal Rugby Union in Durban.

Meanwhile Highlanders centre Daniel Bowden has been banned for one week for foul play, following his team’s 15-23 loss to the Sharks at the weekend, but prop Clint Newland was cleared on a charge of punching.

The two Highlanders players faced SANZAR Judicial Officer Dekker Govender in Durban on Sunday, having been cited for offences in the game.

Bowden was cited for a dangerous (high) tackle on Sharks centre Riaan Swanepoel in the 35th minute of the second half.

Bowden received a yellow card for the offence and pleaded guilty to the charge.

The defence argued that a yellow card was sufficient punishment, but the Judicial Officer imposed a one-week suspension up to and including May 9.

The suspension means Bowden will miss the Highlanders’ match against the Lions in Johannesburg on Friday.

The tighthead prop, Newland, was cited for striking Sharks prop Tendai Mtawarira in the first half of the match.

Newland was found not guilty by the Judicial Officer and the citing was set aside.


  • but prop Clint Newland was cleared on a charge of punching.

    Are they setting the scene for a VERY light sentence for Kockott?

  • Comment 1, posted at 04.05.09 07:01:48 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 1) :

    I doubt it very much… hope he gets banned for at least 3 weeks. 😈

  • Comment 2, posted at 04.05.09 07:27:35 by wpw Reply
  • @wpw (Comment 2) :

    And that, from a Sharks supporter. 😳

  • Comment 3, posted at 04.05.09 07:41:52 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 3) :


    Jokes dude, all jokes!!!

  • Comment 4, posted at 04.05.09 08:12:51 by wpw Reply
  • According to Beeld Steyn is going for a scan on his knee today after injuring it on Saturday. 🙁


    It’s in clutchplate though. 😉

  • Comment 5, posted at 04.05.09 08:14:14 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 4) : :mrgreen:

  • Comment 6, posted at 04.05.09 08:16:23 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Kockett did give the Adam a snotklap, but it was quite as good ‘soccer’ dive by Adam as well 👿

  • Comment 7, posted at 04.05.09 08:27:54 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 7) :

    I don’t know hey. He got it right ON the nose and it would have sent anyone staggering back to fall flat on their arse.

    Add to that that it was a shot while the guy wasn’t looking, it took him by surprise and he WILL think twice before giving another scrumhalf a late tackle.

  • Comment 8, posted at 04.05.09 08:33:53 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 8) :

    And while I am on the subject.

    It IS nice to see all the “support” out there for Kockott, but some of the support is a little ludicrous though.

    The comparison that is being made between Cowan getting off for the late tackle on Gopperth without any sentence is the MOST ludicrous of them. A late tackle CANNOT be compared to what Kockott did.

    The end result (Gopperth spreadeagled) was certainly worse but it was a tackle not a punch.

    Kockott’s season will be over unless the Sharks make the Final.

  • Comment 9, posted at 04.05.09 08:41:53 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Very disappointed with what Rory did. 👿

    So now we’ll be back to square one with Ruan at 9 and Steyn at 10?

    So much for having our strongest backline for the remaining games!!! 😡

  • Comment 10, posted at 04.05.09 08:45:38 by blackshark - YNWA Reply

    blackshark - I'm back!
  • Oh…and Happy Birthday Prof. Ice … :mrgreen:

  • Comment 11, posted at 04.05.09 08:46:23 by blackshark - YNWA Reply

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  • Bowden’s high tackle was certainly nowhere near as bad as Luaiki’s last week and he got off scot free. Lauiki had another one this weekend, while not as bad as the first, certainly matched Bowdens.

    Lauiki is now a serial offender. Add to Kahui’s not guilty verdict for one of the worst spear tackles ina while against Free State, and another that got off on a technicality because it was submitted too late makes an absolute mockery of the system.

    The fact it is the citing commissioner who makes the submission and surely knows the protocol and got it in late smacks of ineptitude on someone’s behalf.

    It remains a joke and I hope SuperSport or someone at the end of the competition take clips of the ones that were dealt with harshly, and compare to the others that got off and then having the Head of the Citing Commission to answer to some interesting questions that could be asked.

  • Comment 12, posted at 04.05.09 08:47:33 by Baldrick Reply

  • @blackshark – YNWA (Comment 10) :

    I agree. It was a real stupid thing to do and the team WILL suffer big time.

    So Ruan will move back at 9 then?? 🙄

  • Comment 13, posted at 04.05.09 08:47:36 by wpw Reply
  • @wpw (Comment 13) :

    Back to 9 AND take over the kicking duties.

  • Comment 14, posted at 04.05.09 09:27:24 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Not very clever from Rory, hopefully it would have knocked the haze out of Thomsons nut that had him joining countless loose scrums from behind the last feet of the Sharks players. This guy clearly loses his bearings pretty easily on a rugby field.

  • Comment 15, posted at 04.05.09 09:30:07 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • He has proven yet again to be a liability.

  • Comment 16, posted at 04.05.09 09:37:41 by Morné Reply
  • @Salmonoid (Comment 15) : Pity the ref didn’t pick that up, sort it out and actually prevent that kind of nonsense from happening.

    A good ref makes sure that doesn’t happen in the first place.

    That’s why I like Craig Joubert. He doesn’t get hysterical like a Bryce Lawrence or even Kaplan. When things get out of hand, the players question the ref and he gets his back up and gets upset and then the game loses boundries. Joubert makes sure things don’t get to a point where they can get out of hand.

    Bosch did not handle the offsides line well at all.

  • Comment 17, posted at 04.05.09 10:06:11 by Baldrick Reply

  • @Baldrick (Comment 17) :

    Joubert pissed me off in this game.

    Seems he wanted to ref.

  • Comment 18, posted at 04.05.09 10:23:02 by Morné Reply
  • Might have done a better job. The thing is, we’re so used to the Assistant’s absolving themselves of all responsibility that when one does actually do his job, we are amazed.

    The fact is, he pointed out foul play and that’s his job.

  • Comment 19, posted at 04.05.09 10:41:01 by Baldrick Reply

  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 8) : He was watching to see if the ref was looking while he was diving!!! Not defending Kockett though.. 3 weeks off at least!

  • Comment 20, posted at 04.05.09 11:03:51 by Rahul Reply

  • @Morné (Comment 18) : Got unecesarily involved at the end of the game…. must be a Bulls supporter! Or Wee Pee! those supporters are always sore :mrgreen:

  • Comment 21, posted at 04.05.09 11:13:47 by Rahul Reply

  • @Rahul (Comment 21) : Comes from Durban. He was doing his job. There is no defense for foul play.

  • Comment 22, posted at 04.05.09 11:23:10 by Baldrick Reply

  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 5) : Clutchplate. HAHAHAHA

  • Comment 23, posted at 04.05.09 11:28:41 by klempie Reply

  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 14) : back to where he belongs –

    just anticipating some newspaper titles :mrgreen:

    happy happy for the titled blogger :mrgreen:

  • Comment 24, posted at 04.05.09 11:42:40 by rekinek Reply
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  • any news on rory –

    on one hand i want the bugger to be taught a lesson but actually hope that he gets off scott free for the sharks sake.

  • Comment 25, posted at 04.05.09 11:44:06 by rekinek Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 24) :

    Thanks…Next time (year) use CAPITALS….It’s the LEAST I deserve… (and the eyesight might be deteriorating!!:wink: 😆

  • Comment 26, posted at 04.05.09 11:46:26 by Prof. Ice Reply
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  • @Prof. Ice (Comment 26) : Happy Birthday Ice…Hope you have a great Monday and that you don’t run into any Blue today 😆

  • Comment 27, posted at 04.05.09 11:49:54 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Prof. Ice (Comment 26) : 😳

    HAPPY HAPPY 😛 why wait till next year 😉

  • Comment 28, posted at 04.05.09 11:54:09 by rekinek Reply
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  • HaPpY bIrThDaY PrOf. IcE!

  • Comment 29, posted at 04.05.09 11:56:17 by Rahul Reply

  • Another notice, since the blog is so active today. I’ve got tickets for the Sharks v B&I Lions in June at R230 face value. We’re having a braai after with KSA. Anyone interested?

  • Comment 30, posted at 04.05.09 12:00:13 by klempie Reply

  • His hearing started at 12:00, So I’m sure it’s still busy

  • Comment 31, posted at 04.05.09 13:17:41 by walter van transvaal.co.za Reply

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  • @walter van transvaal.co.za (Comment 31) :

    Thanks Walter…

    You really are a clued up outjie aren’t you?? 😉

  • Comment 32, posted at 04.05.09 13:22:49 by wpw Reply
  • To change the subject totally… did anyone notice Murray Mexted changing into a SHARK supporter? 😯

  • Comment 33, posted at 04.05.09 13:42:57 by Rahul Reply

  • @Rahul (Comment 33) : The kiwis and aussies love us. 😎 You should watch The Rugby Show and Reunion sometime.

  • Comment 34, posted at 04.05.09 13:52:44 by klempie Reply

  • @Rahul (Comment 33) : He did used to play for them, I am sure he has a soft spot for them , he bedded enough Durban Girls 😀 while he was there so he must have some good memeories!! 😆

  • Comment 35, posted at 04.05.09 13:54:46 by Whindy Reply
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  • memories 😳

  • Comment 36, posted at 04.05.09 13:55:52 by Whindy Reply
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  • @klempie (Comment 34) : Do they mention THE SHARKS more than boots n all?

    @Whindy (Comment 35) : Memeories, mamories I know what you meant. When did he play for The Sharks? 😯

  • Comment 37, posted at 04.05.09 14:23:29 by Rahul Reply

  • @Rahul (Comment 37) :

    And you call yourself a Sharks supporter??

    Even I knew that!!! :mrgreen:

    Here’s another one for you:

    Did you know the current coach of the Sharks (Plumtree) ALSO played for Natal??? 😯

  • Comment 38, posted at 04.05.09 14:34:19 by wpw Reply
  • @wpw (Comment 38) : That I did know. KSA only got me into rugby late on in life :mrgreen: and my memory aint that good

  • Comment 39, posted at 04.05.09 14:40:23 by Rahul Reply

  • @Rahul (Comment 39) :

    Did he also get you into football late hence your support for Man Utd during the 90’s when EVERYBODY started supporting them cos they were winning everything at the time?? 😈

  • Comment 40, posted at 04.05.09 14:51:28 by wpw Reply
  • @Baldrick (Comment 22) : Not the slap! The supposed spear tackle at the end. That was never a spear or dangerous imo.

  • Comment 41, posted at 04.05.09 14:51:40 by Rahul Reply

  • @Baldrick (Comment 22) : Why was kockott sent of but the tackle was not mentioned? kockott was dumped on his head late and dangerous… also imo :mrgreen:

  • Comment 42, posted at 04.05.09 14:52:57 by Rahul Reply

  • Rory you little beaut!! An All Black twice your size went down like a fairy, they should have given Thompson a yellow card for bringing the rugby into disrepute and lowing it to the level of soccer!

  • Comment 43, posted at 04.05.09 15:03:15 by Dive Pass Reply

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  • @Dive Pass (Comment 43) : Agreed….it was a prime soccer dive 😯 but in Thompson’s defence he didn’t expect that snotklap at all and it might have been a re-action dive. 😆

  • Comment 44, posted at 04.05.09 15:12:47 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 40) : Nah, i supported united when Norman Whiteside was playing…when we won nothing!!!

  • Comment 45, posted at 04.05.09 15:16:38 by Rahul Reply

  • @Rahul (Comment 45) : When EVERYONE supported Liverpool :mrgreen:

  • Comment 46, posted at 04.05.09 15:17:48 by Rahul Reply

  • @Dive Pass (Comment 43) :

    Rory is a coward for blikseming the guy while he was not looking.

    I bet you he won’t try it if he was face to face with Thompson!!!

  • Comment 47, posted at 04.05.09 15:26:20 by wpw Reply
  • @Rahul (Comment 45) :

    Who the hell is Norman Brownside?? :mrgreen:

    I supported Liverpool since the early 80’s while watching a match between them and Everton.

    I think I was about 6 years old.

  • Comment 48, posted at 04.05.09 15:27:43 by wpw Reply
  • @wpw (Comment 47) :

    He was looking….for a while, before he closed his eyes, it is hard to cry and keep your eyes open, ask any Stormer or soccer player.

  • Comment 49, posted at 04.05.09 15:38:06 by Dive Pass Reply

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  • @Pokkel (Comment 44) : ya. and perhaps with some stretch of imagination you could justify the late tackle.

    Rory was guilty of playing the player without the ball + retaliation and on the latter the law is pretty clear.

    In any case that just looked childish.

    Am still angry a bit about that.

    How is this disciplinary going ?

  • Comment 50, posted at 04.05.09 15:38:09 by rekinek Reply
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  • when was last time any Sharks player cited and then banned ? anybody knows ❓

    rahul – you do not stress about answering :mrgreen: read about your memory 😉

  • Comment 51, posted at 04.05.09 15:41:47 by rekinek Reply
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  • @Dive Pass (Comment 49) : hehehehehe

  • Comment 52, posted at 04.05.09 15:49:19 by klempie Reply

  • Rory learns fate
    2009-05-04 16:02Email | Print

    Sharks scrumhalf Rory Kockott (Gallo)
    Johannesburg – A disciplinary hearing was held on Monday into the sending off of Sharks scrumhalf Rory Kockott for a striking offence during their 23-15 victory over the Highlanders in a Super 14 match in Durban on Saturday.

    The Sharks player was represented by lawyer Stephen Weyers and Sharks team manager Trevor Barnes and the case was heard by SANZAR Judicial Officer Advocate Dekker Govender.

    Kockott pleaded guilty to the charge of striking Highlanders flank Adam Thomson in the 76th minute of the match, for which he was red-carded by match referee Phillip Bosch.

    The defence argued that a red card was sufficient punishment. Govender ruled that although Kockott’s action was not a punch, it was a reckless, open-hand slap and imposed a one-week suspension up to and including May 9.

    The suspension means Kockott misses the Sharks’ Super 14 match against the Waratahs in Durban on Saturday.

    From News24

    That’s not too bad 😆

  • Comment 53, posted at 04.05.09 16:09:55 by rekinek Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 53) : lucky little tosser

  • Comment 54, posted at 04.05.09 16:23:58 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 54) : hehehehehe

    Well at least SANZAR is starting to get consistent in its rulings. 😛

  • Comment 55, posted at 04.05.09 16:26:42 by klempie Reply

  • Not bad at all, would be wortwhile to play the Lotto on Wednesday.

  • Comment 56, posted at 04.05.09 16:31:05 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 56) : did you play after chiefs game ❓ :mrgreen:

  • Comment 57, posted at 04.05.09 16:41:48 by rekinek Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 57) :
    Not me, but maybe the team did. 😆

  • Comment 58, posted at 04.05.09 16:58:17 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • SA teams have poor disciplinary record

    May 04 2009 at 03:37PM

    The five South African rugby franchises competing in the Super 14 have been responsible for more than 50 pecent of the yellow and red cards issued to date this season – and the Lions as a team and Bulls flanker Deon Stegmann as an individual are the front runners in these two categories.

    With the only two red cards in the competition going to Stegmann and Rory Kockott of the Sharks, 27 of the 53 cards (51 percent) so far issued by referees this year have involved South African players.

    Four of the five sides carded most in the season are South African with the Highlanders equalling the poor disciplinary record of the Sharks and Bulls in numbers (six each) but not severity as the two top South African franchises’ transgressions include red-card offences among their six cards.

    Stegmann received his marching orders for a spear tackle and his two sin-binning offences were for repeated technical offences at the breakdown.

    Kockott was sent off for punching in Saturday’s match against the Highlanders.

    The Lions lag on the log but lead the card race. Their players have been sin-binned nine times – four more than the Sharks and the Bulls, who both have red cards on their records, for a total of six offences.

    The Lions’ Ernst Joubert (2 yellows), Sharks scrumhalf Kockott (a red and a yellow) and Heinrich Brussow of the Cheetahs (two yellows) were the other South African players with more than one carding offence.

    The nine cards shown to Lions players means that they have been one man short for 90 of the 880 minutes they have played in their 11 matches – more than 10 percent of their playing time .

    In total the five South African franchises have played with a player short for 270 minutes, or 6.13 percent, of the time spent on the field by the five teams – and that excludes the longer time off that the red cards warranted.

    Wycliff Palu of the Waratahs and David Hall of the Highlanders have also received two yellows to date.

    The side with the best disciplinary record is Western Force, who have not been carded at all, while both the Stormers and the Blues have only been yellow-carded once.

    The teams and their cards (all yellow except where indicated) are: Lions 9; Bulls 5 (1 red); Sharks 5 (1 red); Hurricanes 6; Cheetahs 5; Highlanders 4 Crusaders 4; Waratahs 3; Chiefs 3; Reds 3; Brumbies 2; Blues 1; Stormers 1 – Sapa

  • Comment 59, posted at 04.05.09 17:02:05 by Dive Pass Reply

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  • @Dive Pass (Comment 59) : stormers only 1 – probably cause they are not playing much :mrgreen:

  • Comment 60, posted at 04.05.09 17:40:53 by rekinek Reply
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  • Having a real go at th Stormers arent you?
    I for one hope you lose your semi final… Damn arrogant Sharks supporters!!

  • Comment 61, posted at 04.05.09 19:16:46 by wpw Reply
  • @wpw (Comment 48) : when they were winning? :mrgreen: Barnes Beardsley Houghton Aldridge Mcmahon Hansen… In that era?

  • Comment 62, posted at 04.05.09 19:48:06 by Rahul Reply

  • @wpw (Comment 61) : If the Stormers were little more than half men, they wouldn’t have been so proud of conceding a BP victory to the Chiefs. You’d have throught they’d just won the Vodacom Cup afterwards, they looked fairly enthusiastic after that loss.

    They did the Bulls and Sharks no favours.

    “I for one hope you lose your semi final” – Me too. Oh wait, there isn’t a hope in hell the Stormers will even raise above about 11th spot on the log.

  • Comment 63, posted at 04.05.09 19:50:23 by Baldrick Reply

  • @wpw (Comment 61) : Is that what they’re saying on Stormersworld.com?

    Or not because there ISN’T frikkin one!

  • Comment 64, posted at 04.05.09 19:51:56 by Baldrick Reply

  • what happened to FL this week?

  • Comment 65, posted at 04.05.09 20:00:52 by Rahul Reply

  • @Rahul (Comment 62) :

    Dude I was like 6 years old… 🙄

    and YES, they were winning… 😉

  • Comment 66, posted at 05.05.09 07:19:11 by wpw Reply
  • @Baldrick (Comment 63) :

    Relax bro!

    I don’t pretend that my team is ‘great’ like most Sharks supporters even though you can’t even manage to beat the Reds or Cheetahs.

    Sheesh, talk about arrogance. 😕

  • Comment 67, posted at 05.05.09 07:20:47 by wpw Reply
  • @wpw (Comment 67) :

    😆 😆

    Did you see the way the Sharks looked and felt after those defeats?
    Did you see the way the Stormers felt after THIER defeat this weekend? I coulda sworn I had the score wrong. The way Luke was carrying on and then Rassie later, I thought they had actually won the game.

  • Comment 68, posted at 05.05.09 07:24:04 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 68) :

    I have it on good authority that they were looking forward to the after match showers. 😕

  • Comment 69, posted at 05.05.09 07:27:00 by wpw Reply
  • @wpw (Comment 69) : :mrgreen:

  • Comment 70, posted at 05.05.09 07:28:24 by KSA Shark © Reply

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