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Amid speculation Rory Kockott was facing sanctions so heavy his career was in jeopardy, the former Sharks No 9 left a disciplinary hearing with no more than a 3-week suspension.
England wing Chris Ashton has been given a ban for his tip-tackle on Rory Kockott during Sale's pre-season friendly to French club Castres.
In an exclusive interview, RORY KOCKOTT talks about the South Africa v France series and why he turned down a big money club move.
France international scrumhalf Rory Kockott has signed a three-year contract extension with Castres.
South Africa-born Rory Kockott has been named in the France Rugby World Cup squad by coach Philippe Saint-Andre.
SA-born trio - Rory Kockott, Scott Spedding and Bernard le Roux - have been named in France coach Philippe Saint-Andre's RWC squad.
France coach Philippe Saint-Andre has named his 30-strong squad to prepare for the Six Nations match against Italy.
Rory Kockott has been left out of France's 30-man squad for their Six Nations match against Wales.
France coach Philippe Saint-Andre promised changes to the starting line-up for their next Six Nations game against Wales.
France looked set for a difficult Six Nations campaign after labouring to a 15-8 home win against Scotland in their opening game.
Former Sharks scrumhalf Rory Kockott faces the possibility of a four-year ban that would effectively bring the curtain down on his career.
Argentina's Juan Imhoff has been slapped with a five-week ban for headbutting Castres scrumhalf Rory Kockott.
Barbarians coach Vern Cotter has named his side for their clash against Ulster in Belfast.
New France coach Guy Noves rang the changes, calling up eight newcomers in his 31-man squad for the upcoming Six Nations.
France have dropped halfbacks Sebastien Tillous-Borde and Frederic Michalak, but SA-born Rory Kockott has retained his spot.
Castres have suffered a blow with the news Rory Kockott will miss their Top 14 clash against Bordeaux-Begles.
With Rory Kockott injured, Morgan Parra will start at scrumhalf for France against Wales.
Rory Kockott has been ruled out of Castres' crucial Top 14 game with Oyonnax after suffering a quadriceps injury.
France coach Philippe Saint-Andre has named his team to face Ireland in their Six Nations encounter.
Scrumhalf Rory Kockott has said he is focussed on his performance against Scotland as he makes his first France start.
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