Fri 1 Jul 2022 | 06:56

SA-born Kockott joins Castres' coaching team

SA-born Kockott joins Castres' coaching team
Fri 1 Jul 2022 | 06:56
SA-born Kockott joins Castres' coaching team
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NEWS: Former France scrumhalf Rory Kockott has been appointed Castres’ defence coach replacing former England back-row Joe Worsley, the Top 14 runners-up announced on Friday.

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South African-born Kockott, 36, who won 11 caps, retired from playing after their final loss to Montpellier last week.

He has spent 11 campaigns at Stade Pierre-Fabre but only started 11 games last term with head coach Pierre-Henry Broncan preferring younger half-backs in Santiago Arata and Jeremy Fernandez.

“The end of the season that I had led to people around me to receive inadequate public reactions that I regret,” Kockott said in a club statement.

“The passion I have for the club and for the town goes above that and I’m very happy to be able to be part of Pierre-Henry Broncan’s staff,” he added.

Former flank Worsley, part of England’s World Cup-winning squad in 2003, joined Castres three years ago but was appointed Georgia’s defence coach on a short-term deal.

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