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Kockott on Toulon's radar

2014-01-02 22:38
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Toulon - Toulon president Mourad Boudjellal claims SA scrumhalf Rory Kockott has made a verbal agreement to join the team when his contract with Castres expires, according to ERC newswire.

Former Sharks and Lions scrumhalf Kockott, 27, who won the 2012 Top 14 Player of the Year award, played a pivotal role in Castres defeating Toulon in the 2012 Top 14 final.

He could join a growing contingent of South African players at the club, including the likes of Bryan Habana, Bakkies Botha, Danie Rossouw, Joe van Niekerk, Craig Burden, Juan Smith and Michael Claassens.

‘He confirmed to me via telephone that he would come here next year. We want to believe him," Boudjellal said.

Meanwhile, Wales and British and Irish Lions fullback Leigh Halfpenny has also been linked with a move to the club, according to reports from French daily newspaper La Provence.

2014 will also see Kockott become eligible to play for the French national team.


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