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Rory Kockott nears France call-up
ESPN Staff
September 8, 2014
Rory Kockott knocked in three conversions and two penalties as Castres earned their first win of the season against Basques Bayonne, Castres v Bayonne, Pierre Antoine stadium, Castres, France, August 30, 2014
Rory Kockott looks set to play for France, not South Africa © Getty Images

Rory Kockott is set to meet France coach Philippe Saint-André this week ahead of a call-up to the national squad for the November Tests, reports Midi Olympique.

Castres' Kockott, who was born in South Africa but qualified for France in July after completing three years' residency, appears set to represent Les Bleus having been continually overlooked by Springboks' coach Heyneke Meyer.

Saint-André is set to meet the 28-year-old this week before announcing an initial training squad for the November internationals on September 21. Kockott will compete with Maxime Machenaud and Morgan Parra for the No.9 jersey.

France play three Tests in November, opening with Fiji in Marseille on November 8, followed by Australia and Argentina at the Stade de France.

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