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Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Midweek Madness - Cheeky scrum half Rory Kockott

Scrum half - one of the most vital positions on the field. As a scrum half, you're the link man between backs and forwards. You're the one calling the shots when it comes to distributing, whether it's the pop pass to a fattie, a clearing kick, or a perfectly timed pass to your fly half.

There's a lot of pressure that comes with being the smallest and often most important guy on the field. So, to cope with being a few inches smaller and sometimes getting lost in the grass, scrum half's quickly develop short man syndrome. That is, they become aggressive, noisy, chirpy, and at times, punch above their weights. They have to, it's the only way to survive really.

Our young friend Rory Kockott from the Sharks is a prime example of this. Extremely talented, he's gifted with speed, strength, kicking ability and has had such a good season that he's in fact kept regular starting number nine Ruan Pienaar out the team on a few occasions.

One thing about Rory though - he is as feisty as they come. He won't stand down to anyone, and no better example of that is this clip from the game against the 'Tahs on the weekend. Kockott decided to deliberately toss the ball into big lock Dean Mumm's face, which was followed by a little push and shove.

Now, in every day life, imagine walking up to a guy that much bigger than you and tossing something into his face. It just wouldn't happen. But this is rugby, and as Kockott knows, there's guys like The Beast just around the corner waiting to bail him out of anything he can't handle.


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31 Comments:

  • Lol tht was pretty funni.
    I'm sure he's gonna meet his match one day and get completely smashed tho lol.

    By Anonymous yousef1490, at May 28, 2008 1:41 pm  

  • rory would beat the crap out of vickerman in a fight and beast would come and eat the remains

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at May 28, 2008 1:48 pm  

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    By Anonymous Anonymous, at May 28, 2008 2:24 pm  

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    By Anonymous Anonymous, at May 28, 2008 2:25 pm  

  • He doesn't seem that small and most second rows are semi-retarded, you know the type awkward and slow witted. My money is on the scrum half, a few nice slaps and the second row would still be trying to work out whats going on.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at May 28, 2008 2:38 pm  

  • Keep it clean guys... No need to swear in your comments, and as you can see, they'll just be deleted anyway.

    Take your trashy attitudes elsewhere.

    By Anonymous greiffelstoppedby, at May 28, 2008 3:05 pm  

  • I saw this live and it was pretty hilarious! Totally wrong and I bet Waratahs fans wouldn't enjoy it, but the reality is that this type of agro /attitude can sometimes get under the oppositions skin and work for you. Kinda like sledging in cricket.

    Anyway, didn't work for the Sharks on that day though! lol

    By Anonymous Benson, at May 28, 2008 3:10 pm  

  • I just love playing n°9......SCRUMHALFS RULE!!!!

    By Anonymous italianscrummy, at May 28, 2008 3:18 pm  

  • Any high lights around of last nights Ireland V Baa Baas game. Love to see Mal O'Kelly's dummy then line break. and the Neil Best punch, later followed by his come-uppance.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at May 28, 2008 3:55 pm  

  • I think he just took over Steve Devine's title as Super 14's Most Tw*t of a Scrumhalf.

    By Blogger Cheyanquí, at May 28, 2008 5:12 pm  

  • I love how he tries to push the #4 but only manages to push himself back hahahaha

    By Anonymous Frenchy, at May 28, 2008 5:13 pm  

  • cheeky little sod! he definitely deserved a slap for that one!

    By Anonymous scrum halves have little man sydrome, at May 28, 2008 5:27 pm  

  • whos The Beast that RD mentions? and i think he was quite composed not to throw any punches at the little sod

    By Anonymous Second row who hates scrum halves, at May 28, 2008 6:41 pm  

  • the beast is the sharks' prop...no.1 i think

    By Anonymous scrum halves are not match for second rowers, at May 28, 2008 7:14 pm  

  • thats awsome, he thought he had got away with it untill he got grabbed. best bit abour playing no 9 is gettin 2 wind up the opposition forwards lol

    By Anonymous no 9, at May 28, 2008 7:23 pm  

  • he's pretty cocky for doing that. thats bad sportsmanship! one day he'l get owned!

    By Anonymous samitarugby, at May 28, 2008 7:26 pm  

  • that's how people get themselves killed...

    By Blogger Don, at May 28, 2008 10:56 pm  

  • haha my idol that guy hes brilliant! dont think hes bad just for that little incident....hes usually great. yeh beast is the sharks prop

    .....and hey if mumm had thrown a punch at kockott no.9s are quite efficient at stamping in the ruck "to release the ball" so big guys stay away hah

    By Anonymous bD(9!), at May 28, 2008 11:08 pm  

  • i love it, he keeps pushing and yet he's the one moving backwards each time, probably hard to look tough when the guy is way taller than you and could probably snap you like a twig.

    By Anonymous David, at May 28, 2008 11:38 pm  

  • 'Our young friend Rory Kockott'
    whats wrong with you hes a wanker whoever said that must be a south african

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at May 29, 2008 9:55 am  

  • Go Rory!....No doubt the No4 was only getting what he deserved...dont think that Rory meant for the ball to hit him in the face..but obviously the Lock had intentions on trying to intimidate Rory as he carried on running at him like that when the whistle had already gone.

    By Anonymous Just a Fan, at May 29, 2008 10:42 am  

  • I agree, scrummies have size issues, lock are quite stupid if you ask me... But I still wonder why did he do that..

    By Anonymous Eric, at May 29, 2008 11:57 pm  

  • Kockott was lucky Dean Mumm didnt drop him... Mumm has been known for dropping people on the field for similar antics back in his school days!

    By Anonymous Rob, at June 09, 2008 12:54 pm  

  • Bless him, the poor sod. He's already affected by the worst name ever...

    By Anonymous Greg, at June 30, 2008 4:24 pm  

  • yes but he plays professional rugby for the sharks. if i had a chance to change my name to - i lovecock - just to be in his position....id gladly do so

    By Anonymous bD, at July 12, 2008 9:41 pm  

  • A tender right hook followed up by a flying dropkick would be nice to see from that second row

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at August 22, 2008 4:51 pm  

  • god, what a cheeky little knat.

    By Anonymous the hooka, at September 15, 2008 9:34 am  

  • video is down
    but still quite funny a ive already seen it

    By Anonymous scot, at December 07, 2008 1:30 pm  

  • kelleher the monster no9 would take any second row

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at February 18, 2009 9:24 pm  

  • That was so funny i cant believe he got away whith it.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at October 30, 2009 4:50 pm  

  • lol someday someones gonna own him

    By Anonymous hippy, at October 30, 2009 4:53 pm  

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