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22nd Mar 2015

Video: One French player absolutely loved losing to England by less than 26 points

Take your victories where you can find them

Patrick McCarry

*This story first appeared on SportsJOE in March of this year. Garnering more than 88,350 views, it was our 6th most popular story of 2015.

What’s the French for schadenfreude?

France lost 55-35 to England at Twickenham, this evening, but denied Stuart Lancaster’s men their first Six Nations trophy in four years.

England needed to beat the French by 26 points to overtake Ireland in the championship standings. They went mightily close but, with the game ticking into added time, a penalty called against them looked like curtains.

Their scrum-half, Rory Kockott, certainly gave less than two hoots that his side had just lost. He was more concerned with denying the English.

Unfortunately for Rory, and Irish hearts, the French took a quick tap and the game continued. 30 seconds later and Kockott finally got his hands on the ball. Out he hoofed it.

Rory Kockott, as a complete aside, was born in East London, South Africa.

Rory Kockott celebrates as his side wins a late penalty 21/3/2015

Kockott tweeted this, post-match:

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