Kockott – clarity expected soon

Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content, Sharks on 26 Nov 2010 at 11:17
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According to information we’ve received, Rory Kockott should be sitting down with the Sharks in the next few days to decide on his future.

Although Kockott is currently in pre-season training with the Sharks, he does not currently have a contract and we are also led to believe that a deal with Western Province is still very much on the table. Kockott, we believe, wishes to stay in Durban and fight for his place, this after dropping down the pecking order behind Charl McLeod – and possibly even new recruit Conrad Hoffman.

We’re hoping to be able to have some clarity on whether Rory will stay or go towards the end of next week.


  • Hope Rory will stay with the Sharks!!! Come on Straueli – give him a contract – most of the supporters are pleased when he comes on the field – THEY SCREAM ‘RORY RORY’ WHEN HE RUNS ON THE FIELD – SPECIALLY WHERE I SIT. PLEASE STAY RORY!!!!!!! 😛

  • Comment 1, posted at 26.11.10 11:25:52 by Ardent Shark Reply
    Ardent Shark
  • hope he stays.

  • Comment 2, posted at 26.11.10 11:26:47 by billy Reply
  • Rory is not a bad player, but he takes far too long to get the ball to his flyhalf. And offcourse there is him running away from his support. If he can fix those aspects of his game he might be able to get back into the starting line-up. Plus he will have his boot as an extra bonus if needed.

    So should he stay or should he go? I think those problems could be addressed and that I would like him to stay.

  • Comment 3, posted at 26.11.10 11:27:32 by Farlington Reply
  • Rory Kockott should be sitting down with the Sharks in the next few days to decide on his future.

    Familiar position this for old Rory lately, this sitting down.

  • Comment 4, posted at 26.11.10 11:33:20 by Morné Reply
  • @Morné (Comment 4) :

    BWAHAHAHAHAHA!!! :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

    Did the braai start last night and was an all-nighter??

  • Comment 5, posted at 26.11.10 11:39:39 by Ice-Cool CC Champ 2010 Reply
  • @Ice-Cool CC Champ 2010 (Comment 5) :

    All nighter!

  • Comment 6, posted at 26.11.10 11:44:07 by Morné Reply
  • @Morné (Comment 6) :

    Now it makes perfectly sense!! But please continue! I am having a ball!! 😆

  • Comment 7, posted at 26.11.10 11:46:03 by Ice-Cool CC Champ 2010 Reply
  • @Morné (Comment 6) :

    Oh – and lets keep BF off the site today…he is mos famous for the “friends dont let friends post drunk” :mrgreen:

  • Comment 8, posted at 26.11.10 11:47:04 by Ice-Cool CC Champ 2010 Reply
  • @Ice-Cool CC Champ 2010 (Comment 7) :

    Sorry babe, I am leaving at 12 today, need to get another braai going…

  • Comment 9, posted at 26.11.10 11:50:51 by Morné Reply
  • @Farlington (Comment 3) : Riry is a pressure kicker too… you don’t want to just sommer throw that away. I still think he’d be a great fullback

  • Comment 10, posted at 26.11.10 11:52:17 by robdylan Reply
  • Please may roroy go to wp 😉 once he is a contracted shark i will back him all the way !
    I think he is just to selfish and has an average passing game at best ,partly the reason for frans steyn pathetic s14 at fly! Charl 100 times the player

  • Comment 11, posted at 26.11.10 11:57:36 by baw Reply
  • @robdylan (Comment 10) :

    RIRY?? Are you at Morra’s braai? :mrgreen:

  • Comment 12, posted at 26.11.10 11:57:53 by Ice-Cool CC Champ 2010 Reply
  • i think the sharks will make a mistake if they let rory go. he did lose a bit of form, but he will be back to his best very soon. just wish he had a great pass like charl. agree with you rob, he could be used in other positions like fullback. really hope he stays. he wouldn’t look good in the blue and white hoops

  • Comment 13, posted at 26.11.10 12:02:17 by butchboy Reply
  • oh and conrad hoffman is really talented like a more agressive ruan pienaar,very excited about him

  • Comment 14, posted at 26.11.10 12:02:55 by baw Reply
  • @robdylan (Comment 10) : That is why mentioned his boot. Could be handy.

    Do you think Rory has the ability to attack from the back? We all know he likes taking his chance from close courters but will he have the ability when the defenders have time to line him up? Also pace wise compared to let’s say Ludik?

  • Comment 15, posted at 26.11.10 12:18:45 by Farlington Reply
  • Please,Straueli,give Rory a contract!!
    Then work on his failings..what is pre-season for anyway,then?

  • Comment 16, posted at 26.11.10 12:21:03 by bergshark Reply
  • I would like Rory to stay and fight for is position. He has many natural attributes as a rugby player and if he can get his head right and adapt to the way the Sharks play he could still be a valuable player for us.

    I know Conrad Hofman is a talented player, but he has minimal experience at higher levels, I would much rather see Rory as a backup than a guy who hasn’t played a full season of senior rugby at 9.

    So I’m hoping this sit down will end in a Sharks contract for Rory. Even if it’s just for a year.

  • Comment 17, posted at 26.11.10 13:11:02 by Letgo Reply
    Friend of Sharksworld Letgo
  • well i am hoping he stays

    people are quick to forget the good things he did at the sharks

    yes he has a bit of an attitude problem , so did james small etc

    but he is a damn good accurate kicker and that alone counts for a lot

    the fact that he sometimes runs away from support is not always his fault that the players around him cant read the play

  • Comment 18, posted at 26.11.10 13:17:21 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • i’m happy for him to be a wing that kicks. he is far too selfish and slow for 9.

  • Comment 19, posted at 26.11.10 13:19:10 by try time Reply
  • ok i know we dont worry about keoclowns but i thought this rather funny

    here is your typical WP supporter 😆

    336. Hoops(Hoops) :
    November 26th, 2010 at 1:20 pm
    Hey everyone!

    Problem started with all loving the Sharks Final win and telling them how great it was. Infact…I felt the Sharks werent that great….just Province sucked with a game plan similar to Snor…….no new out of the box thinking.

    Then came the injuries and every sharks on the BENCH got the call up……the No 9 Mclead….I mean…what must Sarel and Jano vermaak think of that? And Kanko, Lambie……bissie….Alberts…….any thing with a shark in the background got picked…………big mistake!!!! Muir had hand in for sure!

    Snor could have rested some players and picked Duane Vermeulen, Flo, Alberts, Stefan …don’t laugh……even hard running 15 from Griquas Riaan would be better than Zane.

    SO the Sharks are now to blame for the bok problems 😯 😆

  • Comment 20, posted at 26.11.10 13:42:26 by sharks_lover Reply
    Friend of Sharksworld sharks_lover
  • Saw this and thought it would make a good read especially with tomorrow in mind

  • Comment 21, posted at 26.11.10 13:50:45 by Fattmann Reply
  • @sharks_lover (Comment 20) : well then WP suck all the time since they lost to The Sharks 3 times just this year then they lost to The Bull in Soweto they sucked then too 😉 but then its Hoops posting a loon with little if any rugby knowledge and no credibility

  • Comment 22, posted at 26.11.10 13:57:27 by Sharksmad - The Blog's Dudette Reply
    Sharksmad - The Blog's Dudette
  • Rory stay please u won’t look great in a blue and white u’ll up ur game every body has a bad hair day from time to time ask our one and only WPW :mrgreen: 😉

  • Comment 23, posted at 26.11.10 14:08:51 by chaz Reply
  • I think we can do without rory,besides I’m a fan of ross cronje and I think he has earned his shot,time for the local boys to get some game time just look at what happened when lambie was given a shot I think the same will happen with the cronje brothers,if the coach keeps ignoring them than it’s only a matter of time before the lions or cheetahs snap them up,and trust me these boys won’t hold back against the sharks,just look at warren whitley at the lions!

  • Comment 24, posted at 26.11.10 14:19:37 by Poisy Reply
  • @Poisy (Comment 24) : i like them 2 they are great when they are on the field i can’t even tell the diffs between the 2 of them maybe if i c them close up then i would 🙂

  • Comment 25, posted at 26.11.10 14:44:29 by chaz Reply
  • I would rather play with Rory in my team than against him.

    Sometimes he brings an x factor other teams just don`t see coming.
    Also he`s a valuable goal kicker . .. a very serious consideration of you take into account our choice flyhalf is a 60% kicker . . .

    But yeah, hang on to Rory and we might find Charl on the road to Jhb 😆

  • Comment 26, posted at 26.11.10 14:46:03 by Original Champion Reply
    Original Pierre
  • @Original Champion (Comment 26) : 👿 noooooooooooooooo

    we can hv them both 😉

  • Comment 27, posted at 26.11.10 14:47:10 by chaz Reply
  • @chaz (Comment 27) : That`s whay I`m trying to say, I don`t want to lose Charl, but if we don`t play Rory we`ll lose him sooner rather than later.

    Maybe we should go the All Black route and give each of them a half every weekend ❓

  • Comment 28, posted at 26.11.10 14:52:21 by Original Champion Reply
    Original Pierre
  • @Original Champion (Comment 28) : maybe that will work each hv a half of playing toss before the game and c who plays 1st 😆

  • Comment 29, posted at 26.11.10 15:03:03 by chaz Reply
  • I always rated Rory as a scrummie, even preferred him to Ruan, but since Charl has been playing so well this year Rory just does not seem to do it any more. There is a noticeable difference in the way the Sharks back-line performs when Charl is on the field compared to when Rory is there. Charl is just so much quicker and gives our fh so much time to make decisions.

    A real hard decision whether Rory should stay or not, but despite all the negatives regarding his slow clearing of the ball, I reckon he still has a lot to offer the Sharks and he should be given a contract.

  • Comment 30, posted at 26.11.10 15:19:15 by jonnow Reply
  • @chaz (Comment 25) : hahaha I know what you mean,when I played against them in high school you seperated them by looking at what foot they kick the ball with,haahaha not that it worked because they can use both feet equally well 🙂 they are a tricky lot lmao

  • Comment 31, posted at 26.11.10 15:43:47 by Poisy Reply
  • @jonnow (Comment 30) : Ditto

  • Comment 32, posted at 26.11.10 16:00:43 by rhineshark Reply
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  • Really hope Rory stays, next year we will be needing bigger squads. Also we never know when the next injury comes. Mcleod was brilliant this CC but if he ever got injured think we would be needing Rory. Still have to see how Hoffman plays.

  • Comment 33, posted at 26.11.10 16:15:05 by Puma Reply
  • I just realised that we might have 15 springboks playing 4us next year at the same time:

    15 Terblanche
    14 JPP
    13 Mvovo
    12 Bosman
    11 Odwa
    10 Lambie
    9 McLOed ( should get a cap 4 the Baa Baas game, Ruan is leaving 4 club duty)
    8 Kanko
    7 Deysal
    6 Keegs
    5 Al Harg
    4 Alberts
    3 Jannie
    2 Bissie
    1 Beast

    Plus John Smith! Any1 I left out?

  • Comment 34, posted at 26.11.10 16:20:37 by Mocho Reply
  • Oh yeah and Adi Jacobs

  • Comment 35, posted at 26.11.10 16:36:03 by Mocho Reply
  • @Mocho (Comment 34) : Mvovo center?
    That experiment didn`t exactly work when FS tried fast mover Mapoe there . . .

    Maybe try Adi outside Bosman?

    Little worried about Bosmans` defence.

  • Comment 36, posted at 26.11.10 17:01:30 by Original Champion Reply
    Original Pierre
  • To quote my best friend.. Rory is a real <edited>so and so</edited>

  • Comment 37, posted at 26.11.10 20:42:52 by Richard Ferguson Reply
    Friend of Sharksworld Richard Ferguson
  • @Mocho (Comment 34) : I don’t think the Barbarians match has test status, therefore, no Bok caps handed out. Much like the mud trackers matches in the old tours. Too bad for Charl though, but if he continues his form in the Super 15, he may well work himself in as the third scrumhalf at the RWC.

    As for Rory, nobody has mentioned anything about his defense. He is much stronger defensively than McLeod, he is a terrier, and does a good job of getting under the opposing 9’s skin. If he could only speed up his delivery. As for “running away from support”, I just can’t agree, it is more a case of his support not supporting him well.

    I watched the Scotland match again, and when Kanko chased down the kick he had support on his outside, but cut inside. Everyone blamed him for running away from his support. I watched his support carefully and even when Kanko cut in, then never changed their line, they failed horribly to support him. All they had to do was change their support line when he cut inside, he created a lot of options if they had been on his shoulders.

  • Comment 38, posted at 26.11.10 20:44:50 by Dancing Bear Reply
    Friend of Sharksworld Dancing Bear
  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 37) : That’s harsh…. 😯

  • Comment 39, posted at 26.11.10 20:45:43 by Dancing Bear Reply
    Friend of Sharksworld Dancing Bear
  • @ Dancing Bear

    That is based on personal experience. So no, not harsh..

  • Comment 40, posted at 26.11.10 20:48:01 by Richard Ferguson Reply
    Friend of Sharksworld Richard Ferguson
  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 40) : based on personal experience??? Does not shine the best light on you then… 😉 😆

  • Comment 41, posted at 26.11.10 20:50:08 by Dancing Bear Reply
    Friend of Sharksworld Dancing Bear
  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 37) : he’s just lost his form 😥 somewhere gv him some space to think he’ll come around 🙂 😉

  • Comment 42, posted at 26.11.10 21:04:42 by chaz Reply
  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 40) : well he is better than old pretoors 🙂

  • Comment 43, posted at 26.11.10 21:05:32 by chaz Reply
  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 41) : That was just a joke…..

    @Richard Ferguson (Comment 40) : I am not sure what he could possibly have done to you or anyone here that deserves that level of name calling on a public forum. But then again, perhaps I am just getting old and turning into a prude.

  • Comment 44, posted at 26.11.10 21:11:36 by Dancing Bear Reply
    Friend of Sharksworld Dancing Bear
  • Rory shall rise again!

  • Comment 45, posted at 26.11.10 23:58:57 by Honey Badger Reply
    Honey Badger
  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 44) :

    Apologies for the name calling. It was done whilst not in the best of moods thanx to him. Apologies for doing it here for all to see.

  • Comment 46, posted at 27.11.10 11:33:00 by Richard Ferguson Reply
    Friend of Sharksworld Richard Ferguson
  • @Honey Badger (Comment 45) : Amen

    i think so to but he better up his game very quickly because there are yougster that are coming through and still want to prove themselves 🙂

  • Comment 47, posted at 27.11.10 13:02:37 by chaz Reply
  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 46) : 😉

  • Comment 48, posted at 27.11.10 13:03:25 by chaz Reply
  • gee this week-end is so quite on SW what are we going to do when the EOYT is over and still along time away from the S15

  • Comment 49, posted at 27.11.10 13:04:42 by chaz Reply

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