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Kockott: Boks don't need me

2014-01-09 12:00

Cape Town - South African scrumhalf Rory Kockott believes Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer is not interested in his services.

The former Sharks and Lions scrumhalf has been a revelation since joining French Top 14 side, Castres, in 2011.

Last season, he was a key member in the Castres team that won the French Top 14 for the first time in 20 years when they stunned big-spenders Toulon 19-14 in the final.

He has continued that form this season, with several big French clubs now hunting his signature.

Sport24 reported last year that the 27-year-old has a burning ambition to play Test rugby.

In September 2013 he told the Rugbydump website: "I'm a strong believer that if I'm playing the best rugby of my career, I'll catch the attention of the selectors back home. But if that doesn't work out, I hope to do well enough to get into the French team. I'm still very young and I'd like to have an international career," said Kockott.

Since then, Kockott seems to have changed opinion slightly, and now believes France may be his only option.

"Certain coaches believe in certain players. It doesn't look like Heyneke Meyer (Springbok coach) needs me. He has Fourie du Preez and rates Ruan Pienaar highly. He also picked other scrumhalves and sees potential in Louis Schreuder," Kockott told Die Burger's website.

Kockott will become eligible to play for France when the Southern Hemisphere teams tour Europe at the end of 2014 and said he would strongly consider playing for the Tricolores - should they pick him.

"All that I can do is to play as well as I possibly can. The one thing I've seen here (in France) is that  there is a place in a team for someone that gives their all."

Sport24

Comments
  • Spyker O'Flanagan - 2014-01-09 12:04

    Plenty youngsters at the Bulls, who can be groomed to become superstar Boks.

      Spyker O'Flanagan - 2014-01-09 12:18

      Jaycee's mom is a 'tight' fit. The other day I lost my Rolux in there.

      Spyker O'Flanagan - 2014-01-09 12:26

      I actually meant my Rolux Magnum lawnmower.

      Willa Prinsloo - 2014-01-09 12:29

      Jysee except for the eighties, nineties (thank you) , pretty much in 2007, 2009, and 2010 as well.

      Koi Indarain - 2014-01-09 12:43

      Isn't "grooming" the term for Pedo's getting their young little victims ready for it? Yup - sounds like a Bulls thing to do - Spyker hit the nail on the head once again!

      Martin Pienaar - 2014-01-09 12:51

      Unfortunately nogrooming as Heynecke wants a reunion and not a new team....

      Spyker O'Flanagan - 2014-01-09 12:53

      Lots of other meanings as well, but if the shoe fits you Koi, feel free to wear it.

      Erik Prinsloo - 2014-01-09 13:30

      Jaycee - you are a pig. Can't say anything meaningful, has to rely on vulgar comments! Idiot!

      ChrisIn Oz - 2014-01-09 13:40

      Erik - 1 Fat Jaycee - 0

      Albertus Lombaard - 2014-01-09 13:50

      Sharrap gaycee

      ChrisIn Oz - 2014-01-09 13:50

      Jaycee, bwa ha ha ha ha ha ha haaaa, net nie in trane uitbars nie jou useless aap.

      ChrisIn Oz - 2014-01-09 14:06

      Wow Jaycee, how profound, chirp of the decade! You're the man.

      Erik Prinsloo - 2014-01-09 14:45

      Sou graag kommentaar oor rugby hier wil lees. Ek is beslis nie my pa se soetste nie, MAAR ek dink nie ek is die enigste wat nie beledigings en negatiewe verwysings na veral vroue geniet nie. Jaycee beslis nie die enigste nie. Goeie kommentaar en draakstekery gaan dit baie aangenamer maak om hier te lees en kommentaar te lewer. Sterkte met julle spanne vir 2014. My bloed bly BLOU!!!

      Spyker O'Flanagan - 2014-01-09 15:28

      Ek sou ook graag kommintaar oor rugby hier wou lees.

      Neil Carborundum - 2014-01-10 00:13

      Eish, duidelik kan julle almal (nes ek) ook nie meer wag vir die Superrugby om weer te begin nie! Honderde beledigings bymekaar gemaak, gereed vir copy & paste...

      Prangsuda Oudomsuk - 2014-01-10 09:00

      You're one sick human,' Thomas Tardiskus' It must suck genital warts balls to be you.

      ChrisIn Oz - 2014-01-10 17:32

      @Prangsuda Genital warts caused by the Human Papilloma virus typically occur more on the shaft or head than on the balls. So get informed or otherwise go deal with your own bacterial STD's.

  • Andre Joubert - 2014-01-09 12:31

    Kockot you are right, Meyer does not need a prick like you

  • Morne Nortier - 2014-01-09 12:31

    Rory the reality is you will not be capped as a new Bok if you are based overseas. It is tough enough selecting existing Boks based overseas let alone give someone a first Bok cap.

  • Albertus Lombaard - 2014-01-09 12:46

    Who is this rory kokkerot?

      Spyker O'Flanagan - 2014-01-09 12:50

      Daai ou wat nog nooit n Super rugby cup kon wen nie. Sorry, daar beskryf ek nou net die hele Sharks span.

      Lionel Kemm - 2014-01-09 13:04

      Shaun,old Bertie doesn't get any attention from his boyfriend,therefore only attention he seems to get is here.Right Bertie?:):)

      Albertus Lombaard - 2014-01-09 13:14

      Dit se alles, was in die useless sharks span. Meyer weet die ou is useless

      Albertus Lombaard - 2014-01-09 13:15

      Gaysee, my na laaik Spyker kwaai

      Spyker O'Flanagan - 2014-01-09 13:18

      Albertus se ma doen my hare. Oulike girl.

      Baainaar Hofman - 2014-01-09 20:03

      albertus is jy n bok of n bulls bok lmao jys deurmekaar maar weet jy is lekker as n witman n aner witman swak maak mooi so

      BrianCoetzee - 2014-01-09 22:21

      Is daar nog n bloe bull in die span wat n super troffee gewen het? Ek dog Hulle is almal oorsee en afgetree.

      ChrisIn Oz - 2014-01-10 22:18

      @Brian Eerstens, dit is "blou" bul, "trofee" "afgetree" Hoe f*ken dom is jy nie Einstein? Bulle wat al gewen het: Hougaard, Greyling, Spies, Stegman, Ndungane ens. Nou loop klim terug op jou sussie, moenie die inteling hier stop nie.

  • morne.mouton.10 - 2014-01-09 13:04

    Spyker agter watter kilp het jy uitgebroei? Negatief en vulger. Geen positieve bydrae tot enige iets.

      Spyker O'Flanagan - 2014-01-09 13:07

      Dankie vir jou opinie. Ek sal daaroor gaan nadink.

      Lionel Kemm - 2014-01-09 13:08

      Se hom Morne:):):)

      Albertus Lombaard - 2014-01-09 13:13

      Spyker, ignoreer die devil dodger

      Spyker O'Flanagan - 2014-01-09 13:17

      Ek het toe daaroor nagedink, maar ek stem nie saam nie.

      Willa Prinsloo - 2014-01-09 13:33

      Jysee wie spyker varke sies

  • Vrystaat Poppie - 2014-01-09 13:12

    I'm with RK stuff HM this oke is gonna cause the boks trouble in the very near future!!

      Albertus Lombaard - 2014-01-09 13:32

      Jy moet asseblief nie voortplant nie, een van jou is genoeg vir die wereld

      Vrystaat Poppie - 2014-01-09 14:39

      JMSP!

  • ChrisIn Oz - 2014-01-09 13:15

    You are 100% right Kockott. We have Fourie AND Francois.

      Spyker O'Flanagan - 2014-01-09 13:28

      Dis die laaitie wat little Joe se naam so gat gemaak het in Orlando.

      ChrisIn Oz - 2014-01-09 13:29

      Foeitog, ou vet Jaycee soek alweer bietjie aandag. Die breinselle is maar min oubaas.

      Lionel Kemm - 2014-01-09 13:30

      Francois Bonthuys Doc?

      Theuns Jacobs - 2014-01-10 06:28

      Francois who? Die ou wat n ander ou se girfriend spyker, en n k*k attitude het. Al wat hy kan doen is tatoos kry! Nog n arrogante bulls speler soos sissie invisible spies!

      ChrisIn Oz - 2014-01-10 08:46

      Se ou Penis, bwa ha ha ha ha ha

      Taurique Marley - 2014-06-08 13:03

      I think he should go and play for france if he is rated as a B player in SA rugby,he is a general..kicks well passes well and reads the game well..R.K go and play for france and win the bokS mate

  • Koos Hendriks - 2014-01-09 13:19

    ai, die mensies wat oorsee speel en so moan! shame man!

  • Keanan Beyers - 2014-01-09 13:20

    u go boy!!! its difficult to be recognised by others bt not by the ones u want the attention of... if it means playing for france by all means go for it

  • Binne Goed - 2014-01-09 13:33

    Not good enough to play for the Boks but may be good enough to play for France. A bit like Claassens' boy who will also not play for SA simply because he is not good enough. My best wishes to both of them.

      ChrisIn Oz - 2014-01-09 13:43

      And a more brainless post I have not seen in a while.

  • ChrisIn Oz - 2014-01-09 13:37

    Hallo julle! Dokter wil nou nie sout in my fox terriers se wonde vryf nie, maar ek het toe maar vir myself 'n peperduur Ferrari 458 aangeskaf. Wat 'n prag kar!! Life is good people, it is very good.

      Lionel Kemm - 2014-01-09 13:40

      Hahahahahahaahahaha,the toy one that stands next to your bed on a kassie,wat n Aap.

      Albertus Lombaard - 2014-01-09 13:53

      Nee gaycee, jou vrou het duike in die dak geskop toe doc haar olie gecheck het

      ChrisIn Oz - 2014-01-09 13:56

      Spider, dankie vir die belangstelling Jaycee. Ek het die Aston geswaai. Love dit om te sien hoe jaloers die fox terriers is. Not sure if I have mentioned... life is good!

      ChrisIn Oz - 2014-01-09 13:59

      Albertus - 3 Dom Jaycee - 0

      ChrisIn Oz - 2014-01-09 14:15

      I just feel very blessed that I have the career I have and can afford multi-million dollar properties, cars, toys and very exclusive holidays.

      Lionel Kemm - 2014-01-09 14:28

      As well as the ladies of the night without front teeth that stand on Voortrekker road,hey Doc,they about in your price range!!!

      ChrisIn Oz - 2014-01-09 14:52

      En dan die bitterheid van julle weseltjies hier, man ek like dit kwaai. Kom ek wed julle ek maak meer in 'n week as een van julle in 'n jaar. True story.

      ChrisIn Oz - 2014-01-09 17:09

      En Jaycee, asof dit nie genoeg sout in my domonnosel volgelinge se wonde is nie gaan ek begin Mei ook 'n Baron 58 vliegtuig koop. Lekkerte. Eat that fox terriers.

      Rocco DeWet - 2014-01-10 01:24

      Fake dokkie, maak seker jy kry langafstand tenks vir jou "Baron" indien jy vir spokie by VGH wil kom kuier. Hy kan jou vir 'n toer vat, sodat jou VGH liegstories volgende keer meer feasible kan raak. Hou jy jou skuifdeurtjies toe vir die volgende paar maande daar in "Vancouver"? Hoor dis maar nat en koud daar. Wat is die naam van daai goedkoop Aussie Shirazzie wat jy drink? - ek kry vanaand mense oor wat ek nie baie van hou nie, en ek wil nie my Romanee-Conti uithaal vir die plebs nie.

      ChrisIn Oz - 2014-01-10 08:58

      Jis Rocco my maat! Lanklaas van jou gehoor man, oefen jy bietjie met die gooibyl? Dai Shirazzie is a 2005 Leard by Torbreck, ongelukkig is als lankal uitverkoop, ek het my laaste boks oor as jy enetjie wil vat. Jy weet hulle kos R 10,000/ bottel ne? Maar jy't mos baie geld by die Kubane afgevat, so jy worry nie oor die prys nie. Nee wat, die Baron G58 gee darem so 940nmi, (amper 2000km) range, heeltemal lekker vir rond cruise in Noord Amerika. Se vir ou spokie hy's baie welkom om saam te vlieg, hy moet nettie co-pilot nie, ek meen hy kannie eers die 2de vloer teaters in 'n hospitaal kry nie. But then again, spokie was nie in dai hospitaal op 17 April 2013 nie, dit weet ons almal goed. Nou maar baie voorspoedige 2014 vir jou ou Rocco, wie skat jy gaan ons beste span diejaar in Superrugby wees?

      Rocco DeWet - 2014-01-10 21:52

      Nee fake dokkie die gooibyl hang al lank bokant my kaggel - ek het lankal afgetree. Maar nog reg vir inbrekers, of om fake VGH ortopede uit te haal. Die gewone prys vir Romanee-Conti is so $15,000 per bottel (dis nou in USD). En dit is nie maklik vir die man op straat om 'n kissie in die hande te kry nie. Spokie is redelik goed daaraan toe, maar ons ouens met regte geld vlieg nie self ons Lear jets nie - miskien kan my maatskappy jou huur as 'n pilot. Volgens spokie was die ortopede op 17 April by VGH Clarkson en Guy, en by UBCH Masri en Horlick. Nie een van die 4 kom van Suid-Afrika of praat Afrikaans nie. Moonlight jy miskien as skoonmaker by VGH? ;) Ek gee nie eintlik om wie die S15 wen nie, solank dit 'n SA span is. My gut gevoel is die Sharks gaan ons beste span wees in 2015. Sal nietemin lag as dit die Stormers is, net om julle voltydse trolle daar duskant die Jukskei 'n bietjie te kasty. Maar ongelukkig kort my Stormers die "killer instinct" en sal hulle heel waarskynlik weer in die slag bly vanjaar. Whatever, ek bou nie my ego op 'n kommersiele Rugby span of franchise nie - I just care about the Boks. Groete uit Clifton - was 'n goeie sonsak gewees. Hou lyk dinge daar in jou woonstel in East Hastings wat uitkyk oor "Vancouver Beach"? ;)

      Rocco DeWet - 2014-01-10 21:57

      BTW, jy ken my al langer as wat jy dink. My naam voor die Grensoorlog was "Smellarat Smith".

      ChrisIn Oz - 2014-01-10 22:24

      Jy bly vashaak op Vancouver Beach, raak nou maar bietjie groot en erken ek het gese "beaches of Vancouver " ( en daar is talle van hulle) jy raak nou bietjie afgesaag. Hoeveel Romanee Conti's het jy, hoe het jy vir hulle betaal? En jy weet net so goed as ek Spokie was nie naby VGH nie, as hy enigsins eers daar werk. Wat's jou company se naam wat die Learjets het?

      ChrisIn Oz - 2014-01-10 22:28

      En wragtag, ons ken mekaar!! Weet jy wie ek is?

      Rocco DeWet - 2014-01-11 06:35

      Fake VGH ortopeed, dit is vroegoggend hier in Clifton, en ek betaal vir laasnag se oordosis Louis Jadot Corton Pougets saam met my oxtail potjie. Nou glad nie Romanee-Conti nie, maar 'n heel skaflike Burgundy. Nuwe wereld wyntjies is vir parvenu's. As jy RC wil koop, sal jy beslis jou fake VGH ortopedie loopbaan moet opgee en 'n besigheid begin. Ek gebruik 'n broker in New York, maar selfs ek kan nie bekostig om elke dag RC te drink nie - Jy mag miskien dink jy is diknek met die jou repetatiewe "Blou Bul is koning" chirps tussen al die tegniese skool produkte hier op News24. Maar ek is in 'n heel ander liga. Ek WEET jy werk nie by VGH nie, wat enigeen van jou ander spoggerighede hoogs dodgy maak. Anders as jy wat gedurig soos 'n sweterige tiener voor die computer sit (is jy werkloos?), kan ek net News24 sporadies besoek, al is ek al essensieel afgetree (ek het 'n uitsekende bestuurder vir my besigheid). Ek het hierdie Somer 'n aandeel in die Carl Linne gekoop, en die bootjie terug geseil van Halifax via die Cape Verde's na Mallorca. Anyway, goeienaand daar in Vancouver, of waar jy ookal is. Jammer dat ek jou ballonnetje so moet prik. PS. Ek ry nog steeds my G-wagon - ek vermoed altyd die outjies met die sportmotors probeer kompenseer vir iets. ;)

  • DarrenCraigLentz - 2014-01-09 13:46

    Kockett playing great rugby at moment. His kicking game is immense in general play and for points. With a settled Boks team he still will not make it. So French rugby is were he will stay.

      ChrisIn Oz - 2014-01-09 14:09

      "where"

      DarrenCraigLentz - 2014-01-09 14:23

      Piss off.

      DarrenCraigLentz - 2014-01-09 14:48

      Listen fatty. You might say a lot on this forum but you rather stupid. Converse with someone else. I certainly don't need your approval or a English lesson. Now go have another pie.

      ChrisIn Oz - 2014-01-09 14:52

      Embarrassed now thick Darren?

      DarrenCraigLentz - 2014-01-09 14:56

      Wow bud and that coming from a WP supporter. Shame on you.

      Lionel Kemm - 2014-01-09 14:59

      Darren,this idiot copied and pasted someones profile,its what he does in his spare time.His actual job is a bed pan washer and he supports the Bulls.Thinks that Britney Spies is the next best thing.

      Spyker O'Flanagan - 2014-01-09 15:18

      Hierdie Darren ou die die sin vir humor van n vacuum cleaner.

      DarrenCraigLentz - 2014-01-09 15:18

      @lionel. Too funny. They seem to have a lot to say about nothing. Let them be, they add no real value. Just trolls looking for some attention.

      DarrenCraigLentz - 2014-01-09 15:39

      Hey fatty you still talking great to see.

      ChrisIn Oz - 2014-01-09 16:05

      Shamepies Darren, I would be embarrassed too. Stick to the Afrikaans or go play with your maatjies in die modder hoor.

      DarrenCraigLentz - 2014-01-09 16:43

      Another idiot in Chrisln. You don't have a clue do you. You repeat yourself continuously looking like a fool. Shameful really. You and I are going to have fun on this forum.

      ChrisIn Oz - 2014-01-09 17:07

      Only after you pass grade two spelling Darren. I don't really mix with the dumb and poor.

      DarrenCraigLentz - 2014-01-09 17:11

      I think I'm winning this now, you have started attacking things you don't have a clue about. Shameful really. Sad you hide behind fake accounts. Glad to meet you for a beer.

      ChrisIn Oz - 2014-01-09 21:18

      But then I'll be stuck paying for it. Again.

      Rocco DeWet - 2014-01-10 01:38

      Darren, some sage advice. I assume you have seen "Deliverance". Now substitute the river in that movie with the Jukskei rivier in Pretoria. There are many banjo players on this website, some representing the same individuals. Stay clear.

      ChrisIn Oz - 2014-01-10 08:48

      Rocco- 1 Darren - 0

  • Nevin Narraidu - 2014-01-09 14:36

    He plays exceptionally well in an inferior league to ours...even a 5 cent coin can shine in a load of kra* - those playing ahead of him with the boks are better quality - simple!

      Albertus Lombaard - 2014-01-09 14:53

      Comment of the day, the big 5 trophy for excellence is on its way

      Spyker O'Flanagan - 2014-01-09 15:20

      Ja nee ons het n wenner.

  • Wouter van der Merwe - 2014-01-09 15:01

    Kockott was bietjie "cocky" in die verlede, daarom is afrigters in SA maar versigtig om hom te kies. Hy het nog altyd goeie rugby gepeel, maar dit help nie jy kies 'n speler wat die spangees opneuk nie.

      Spyker O'Flanagan - 2014-01-09 15:19

      Want daar word hy geblixem.

  • rob.ewing.374 - 2014-01-09 15:21

    Ek dink die Albertie en Spykerkie is twee gat gabbas wat op mekaar se skote sit en comments los. Get a life you idiots. Die common-geid straal deur, moet die Danville bras wees.

      Spyker O'Flanagan - 2014-01-09 15:27

      Ek is n Brakpan boytjie. Een van die main ouens hier.

      Spyker O'Flanagan - 2014-01-09 15:39

      *Djycee

      Albertus Lombaard - 2014-01-09 16:09

      Nee wat, dis al op skool uitgemoer

  • rob.ewing.374 - 2014-01-09 15:21

    Ek dink die Albertie en Spykerkie is twee gat gabbas wat op mekaar se skote sit en comments los. Get a life you idiots. Die common-geid straal deur, moet die Danville bras wees.

      Albertus Lombaard - 2014-01-09 16:09

      Foeitog oubaas se honnes

      rob.ewing.374 - 2014-01-09 16:26

      En dit is al wat sy kan skryf. Voeitog met 'n V idiot. Ai dit moet lonely wees om aleen so dom te wees hey?

      ChrisIn Oz - 2014-01-11 16:40

      @Rob bwa ha ha ha ha ha haaaa Dis "foeitog" jou stukkie poef.

  • Allan Bluff Boy Haag - 2014-01-09 15:52

    Very good player at the sharks 1 bad season out of 6

      Spyker O'Flanagan - 2014-01-09 15:57

      Jy lyk soos Rambo se broer - Rampiepie.

      Albertus Lombaard - 2014-01-09 16:10

      Ha ha ha

  • Mi Opinion - 2014-01-09 16:23

    Wonder altyd wat se ma se kind se naam is Spyker... ?

      Spyker O'Flanagan - 2014-01-09 16:36

      My ma se seun s'n.

      Mi Opinion - 2014-01-09 21:52

      So jou ma het haar skool bynaam vir jou gegee ?

  • Llewelyn Screen - 2014-01-09 16:49

    Good player but I think Meyer isn't too sure about his attitude. We have plenty of top Scrummies anyway so enjoy France bru.

      ChrisIn Oz - 2014-01-09 22:07

      Quiet

  • Theuns Jacobs - 2014-01-10 06:19

    U right HM doesn't need you, you arrogant prick! Stay where you are!!

  • Sabelo Mashego - 2014-01-10 09:06

    If Rory is prepared to play second fiddle to Petrus Fourie du Preez, then why not give him a chance Meyer? Meyer is obviously going to pick Petrus as his World Cup first choice halfback, regardless of who Du Preez's deputy will be.

      ChrisIn Oz - 2014-01-10 09:32

      Keep quiet, you are not very clever.

  • Griz Groome - 2014-01-14 13:30

    kockott has a point. but ja wanting matfield back shows meyer wants a reunion not a team based on current merit come what may. kockott was always good and a live wire but when he was here he played for the wrong team and even more sadly seems to still speak the 'wrong' language. he easily outplays ruan piennaar and i like ruan. no kockkott 'vat jou goed en trek' - hope you get to play for france and them let them whine over here when you set up a few tries against the boks. then a whole host of dumwits 'two faces will call you a traitor!! yip only the saffa way!

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