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Koch off
dirtybertie (IP Logged)
12 February, 2018 20:48
Shame was hoping he would stick around

Vincent Koch departs

 
Re: Koch off
1876-Fez (IP Logged)
12 February, 2018 21:12
Not good news.... be a great asset to Saracens.... need to replace him fast..

Totally understand his reasons for leaving and wish him the best of luck.



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Re: Koch off
Sarriebone (IP Logged)
12 February, 2018 21:28
Shame, he's been great for us, hoped he would stick around

 
Re: Koch off
The Bard (IP Logged)
12 February, 2018 21:31
Really disappointing for us, but in the year before a RWC you can hardly be surprised.

 
Re: Koch off
mfc (IP Logged)
12 February, 2018 21:40
Love this guy, but cannot begrudge him a crack a a World Cup. He’s certainly good enough

 
Re: Koch off
Jugz (IP Logged)
12 February, 2018 21:43
Potential replacements?

 
Re: Koch off
OldMarovian (IP Logged)
12 February, 2018 21:49
That is a massive blow. I wish him all the best but was hoping he'd be a Saracens for a long time. Time for the talent scouts to earn their corn.

 
Re: Koch off
Highbury Saracen (IP Logged)
12 February, 2018 22:40
Strange how it changes!
Was chatting to him & michael rhodes at an SSA event last season & I asked him about Boks & he said he wasnt too bothered!!
Oh well......good player,shame he’s leaving



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Re: Koch off
RustySword (IP Logged)
12 February, 2018 22:45
"Good" doesn't begin to describe him. I just hope he's as phenomenal at Lansdowne Road this season as he was last season.

 
Re: Koch off
Innings (IP Logged)
12 February, 2018 23:01
If I were the SA powers, I'd attract him back too. SA rugby is in a pretty poor place right now, and to get back some of their top talent in time to re-integrate before RWC must be essential to any hopes of a decent showing. Another Japan on world rugby's biggest stage would be disastrous.



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Re: Koch off
#wolfpack (IP Logged)
13 February, 2018 08:44
Fantastic player. Disappointed he's off.
We'll need to recruit well to replace him.

 
Re: Koch off
Neville (IP Logged)
13 February, 2018 08:56
I quite understand his desire to play for his country and in a world cup too. Hope he returns one day after the WC! Hes a wonderful player.

If you look at the list of potential Springboks playing abroad, and compare those names to the current SA squad id do what Erasmus has done too.

Good luck VC and come back soon.

 
Re: Koch off
#wolfpack (IP Logged)
13 February, 2018 09:16
If potential boks are being lured back, it might be time to offer Michael Rhodes a lucrative new contract

 
Re: Koch off
TonyTaff (IP Logged)
13 February, 2018 10:20
Quote:
Neville
I quite understand his desire to play for his country and in a world cup too. Hope he returns one day after the WC! Hes a wonderful player.
If you look at the list of potential Springboks playing abroad, and compare those names to the current SA squad id do what Erasmus has done too.

Good luck VC and come back soon.

+1

He should get to 30 caps by the end of the World Cup. He can then rejoin. Northampton seem to ruin every tighthead that they sign, perhaps we could rejuvenate Hill or Brookes!



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Re: Koch off
TonyTaff (IP Logged)
13 February, 2018 10:20
Quote:
Neville
I quite understand his desire to play for his country and in a world cup too. Hope he returns one day after the WC! Hes a wonderful player.
If you look at the list of potential Springboks playing abroad, and compare those names to the current SA squad id do what Erasmus has done too.

Good luck VC and come back soon.

+1

He should get to 30 caps by the end of the World Cup. He can then rejoin. Northampton seem to ruin every tighthead that they sign, perhaps we could rejuvenate Hill or Brookes!



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Re: Koch off
JO'G (IP Logged)
13 February, 2018 12:18
some of the French sides might lose half their players

 
Re: Koch off
Huxley (IP Logged)
13 February, 2018 13:22
I might be reading this wrong, but I can't see anywhere official that this is confirmed as a done deal? The press reports I've seen have all said the Vincent is contracted till 2019 and Erasmus wants to negotiate his release, with the bulls keen to sign him. In other articles it also says that he only contacted Koch on Friday to discuss the idea.

Now I'm sure we would let him go if doesn't want to be a part of the team, but I can't see anywhere that says he wants to, or that we're willing to let him go, yet.

 
Re: Koch off
london pride (IP Logged)
13 February, 2018 13:57
Absolutly no mention of this in The Rugby Paper by Neil Fissler, so true to form, it may well be true.(Sm161)

 
Re: Koch off
CT (IP Logged)
13 February, 2018 15:01
Pretty sure this was first reported in his column in December.

 
Re: Koch off
1876-Fez (IP Logged)
13 February, 2018 15:21
Well he's just got a new car according to Schalla ...but can't drive it!!!

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Re: Koch off
King Zak (IP Logged)
13 February, 2018 15:24
Quote:
#wolfpack
If potential boks are being lured back, it might be time to offer Michael Rhodes a lucrative new contract

Or get Eddie to play him on the summer tour



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Re: Koch off
Dolph42 (IP Logged)
13 February, 2018 15:27
Quote:
King Zak
Or get Eddie to play him on the summer tour

He's not eligible for England until the AIs.

 
Re: Koch off
King Zak (IP Logged)
13 February, 2018 15:29
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Dolph42
Quote:
King Zak
Or get Eddie to play him on the summer tour

He's not eligible for England until the AIs.

Ah, thank you. For some reason I thought it was 1st June



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Re: Koch off
Huxley (IP Logged)
14 February, 2018 11:21
Quote:
TonyTaff
Northampton seem to ruin every tighthead that they sign, perhaps we could rejuvenate Hill or Brookes!

Northampton have just announced that Brookes is leaving, statement sounds like he’s got something else lined up.

If your prediction comes true, do you have any ideas for lottery numbers?!

 
Re: Koch off
Wayoutwest (IP Logged)
14 February, 2018 12:59
Brookes has to in line given the timing of the announcements surely?

 
Re: Koch off
Huxley (IP Logged)
14 February, 2018 14:46
Actually, I think it turns out that he’s off to Wasps. If Koch was to go, I think we’d want someone more mobile.

 
Re: Koch off
Rolls (IP Logged)
14 February, 2018 15:02
Saints unofish seems to link him to Wasps. Saints have also signed a big winger with an unpronounceable name obviously to replace North. I’m not sure that is strengthening the weak part of their game, scrum is poor so lose Brookes and buy a wing? Mind you he does look exciting! Time will tell. We certainly need some props if Koch going.

 
Re: Koch off
Steve Robo (IP Logged)
14 February, 2018 19:21
Lets go Georgian. EJ rates them highly

 
Re: Koch off
OldMarovian (IP Logged)
14 February, 2018 21:02
Hill would be a decent signing. Very mobile and was looked to have massive potential before Dorian West got hold of him. I'd rather just chuck £300K straight down the drain than have us sign Brookes.

 
Re: Koch off
PotNoodleHorn (IP Logged)
14 February, 2018 22:58
Quote:
1876-Fez
Well he's just got a new car according to Schalla ...but can't drive it!!!
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DV6yA9nWkAAT71g.jpg

Got the new car 3m ago - the picture was him collecting said car from the tuners where he got a new exhaust... sounds good too...

PNH

 
Re: Koch off
The Bard (IP Logged)
15 February, 2018 10:34
A pity he still can’t afford a pair of long trousers!

 
Re: Koch off
JO'G (IP Logged)
15 February, 2018 12:17
Quote:
The Bard
A pity he still can’t afford a pair of long trousers!

or socks

 
Re: Koch off
Dolph42 (IP Logged)
16 February, 2018 08:56
Or not until 2019 at the earliest!

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Re: Koch off
GazzaFez (IP Logged)
16 February, 2018 10:26
So this quote from the original article......

"Sources have confirmed that the 27-year-old has agreed to cut short his stay with Saracens and make Pretoria his home at the conclusion of the current English premiership season."

......is an outright lie. What is it with journalists? No wonder they have such a poor reputation.

Much relieved I have to say but I didn't believe it in the first place.

Onwards.

 
Re: Koch off
Red Posts (IP Logged)
16 February, 2018 11:42
Excellent news if true.

 
Re: Koch off
LutonS (IP Logged)
16 February, 2018 11:52
Good news that we are holding on to our Koch


Sorry, someone had to..........[:wor kid:]



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Re: Koch off
OldMarovian (IP Logged)
16 February, 2018 14:41
Hurrah!

 
Re: Koch off
GazzaFez (IP Logged)
16 February, 2018 18:02
Considering the team he was supposedly transferring to, this really was a ..........

Koch & Bulls story! smoking smiley

 
Re: Koch off
TonyTaff (IP Logged)
16 February, 2018 18:19
Huxley, I guess you won't need my lottery numbers, then winking smiley

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Re: Koch off
Seany_Boy0511 (IP Logged)
17 February, 2018 09:18
Yet another Journalism Koch up.....

 
Re: Koch off
TonyTaff (IP Logged)
17 February, 2018 11:45
Agent bullish|t, perhaps?



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