Kockott returns to Shark Tank (but read on…)

Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content, Sharks on 19 Jun 2012 at 10:29
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John Smit has revealed most of the squad that will play in his Barney’s Army testimonial game at Kings Park on Friday night; one name that I wasn’t expecting to see belongs to former Sharks scrumhalf Rory Kockott.

When John originally started collecting together the names that will comprise Barney’s Army, he included old mate Ruan Pienaar on the list. Pienaar’s subsequent inclusion in the Boks squad for the test series against England scuppered those plans a little, however and he’s unlikely to play at Kings Park on Friday night and again in PE on Saturday. Luckily, the Rocket is in Durban on holiday during the French off-season and has apparently stepped into the breach.

Smit this morning tweeted a list of 19 names that will be in his squad. Assuming he’s the 20th, he’ll still need to find two others to join in; then again, it’s completely possible that one or two of his mates from the Sharks will rather play for his side on Friday. We’ll confirm both line ups, of course, once they’ve been announced.

Here’s the list of players that Smit has confirmed will be in action.

Martin Scelzo (Arg – Prop), Faan Rautenbach (SA – Prop), Peter Dixon (Sa – Hooker), Victor Matfield (SA – Lock), Jason White (Sco – Lock/Flank), Hottie Louw (SA – Lock), Rob Linde (Stormers/Bayonne – Lock), Francois Louw (SA – Flank), Shaun Sowerby (SA – Number 8), Julian Salvi (Brumbies/Leicester – Flank), Mark McMillan (Bath – Scrumhalf), Rory Kockott (Sharks/Castres – Scrumhalf), Butch James (SA – Flyhalf), Stephen Donald (NZ – Flyhalf), Matt Banahan (Eng – Wing) , Brent Russell (SA – Utility Back) , Joe Maddock (Crusaders/Saracens – Wing), Stefan Terblanche (SA – Fullback), Percy Montgomery (SA – Fullback)


  • TGHMRL – The Great Hard Man Rob Linde!! 😆 :mrgreen:

  • Comment 1, posted at 19.06.12 10:47:20 by wpw Reply
  • @wpw (Comment 1) : actually quite keen to see the boy play…. 🙂

  • Comment 2, posted at 19.06.12 10:50:07 by robdylan Reply
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  • That looks like a very strong team. The Sharks will up against it.

  • Comment 3, posted at 19.06.12 11:00:11 by Pokkel Reply
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  • cant wait to see Brent Russell again…

  • Comment 4, posted at 19.06.12 11:05:22 by Uli Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 1) : old Empangeni boy 😉

  • Comment 5, posted at 19.06.12 11:05:55 by Uli Reply
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  • urm I guess it`s not very PC of me to admit I`m looking forward to this match a lot more than the bokke on saturday? 🙄

  • Comment 6, posted at 19.06.12 11:08:04 by Original Pierre Reply
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  • This looks like a very old team, average age of 32 I would guess? Experience vs Youth?

  • Comment 7, posted at 19.06.12 11:09:41 by molly Reply
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  • @molly (Comment 7) : Sharks will have Marius Joubert to even things out 🙂

  • Comment 8, posted at 19.06.12 11:24:13 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 8) : Ouch! 😈

  • Comment 9, posted at 19.06.12 11:37:53 by Original Pierre Reply
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  • Rob, you had me with that headline 😀

  • Comment 10, posted at 19.06.12 11:41:11 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @vanmartin (Comment 10) : he he he he he x1000 🙂

  • Comment 11, posted at 19.06.12 11:43:41 by robdylan Reply
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  • @molly (Comment 7) : Couple of these guys will need heart pills just to finish the game

  • Comment 12, posted at 19.06.12 11:48:43 by Bokhoring Reply
  • Must say I’m a little apprehensive about this fixture, the coverage hasn’t been too impressive, the double booking and a team sheet that is quite different to what was on the original website ( Seems like its been sort of hacked together the closer we get to kick off.

  • Comment 13, posted at 19.06.12 11:59:16 by molly Reply
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  • Hope the turn out is good. Barney deserves no less.

  • Comment 14, posted at 19.06.12 12:15:45 by Big Fish Reply
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  • Is this match televised by any chance

  • Comment 15, posted at 19.06.12 22:12:01 by Ludz Reply

  • @Ludz (Comment 15) : Yes it is.

  • Comment 16, posted at 19.06.12 22:24:09 by Ben Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 16) : chechout the team…

  • Comment 17, posted at 19.06.12 22:34:33 by Franshark Reply
  • Barney’s Geriatrics 😆

  • Comment 18, posted at 21.06.12 13:48:41 by JarsonX Reply
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