Rory Kockott in action during the Captain's run at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis. Photo: REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

CASTRES – South African Rory Kockott's career could be over as the former Sharks player is staring down the barrel of a four-year ban following an incident in France at the weekend.

The East London-born Kockott, who is 32, was cited for an eye gouge on Chris Cloete while playing for Castres in their Champions Cup clash against Munster. 

The worse-case scenario is that he could be banned for four years which will put an end to his career. He will know his fate on Wednesday at a citing commission in Paris. 

If he is found guilty, the minimum ban he would receive is 12 weeks but it is possible that a far longer ban could be handed down. 

Rory Kockott was cited for an eye gouge on Chris Cloete while playing for Castres. Photo: twitter.com/RoryKockott
Rory Kockott was cited for an eye gouge while playing for Castres. Photo: twitter.com/RoryKockott

Kockott was a prominent and valuable scrumhalf for the Sharks, but left South Africa to play in France. 

He made his debut for France in 2014 and went on to make 11 appearances altogether. 

African News Agency (ANA)


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