Vincent Philip Koch (born 13 March 1990) is a
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player who currently plays for the South Africa national team and
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in the RFU Champipnship. Koch regularly plays as a prop and has previously represented the , and the . In 2013, he was included in a South Africa President's XV team that played in the 2013 IRB Tbilisi Cup and won the tournament after winning all three matches. He joined the for the 2015 Super Rugby season, but will return to the Pumas for the Currie Cup. In 2016 he joined English side Saracens. During his time at Saracens he has won two Premiership titles in 2018 and 2019. He also helped Saracens win the European Rugby Champions Cup, European Champions Cup in 2017 and 2019.

South Africa 'A'

In 2016, Koch was included in a South Africa 'A' national rugby union team, South Africa 'A' squad that played a 2016 mid-year rugby union internationals, two-match series against a touring England Saxons team. He was named in the starting line-up for their first match in Bloemfontein, but ended on the losing side as the visitors ran out 32–24 winners.

Senior South Africa

Koch was named in South Africa's squad for the 2019 Rugby World Cup. South Africa won the tournament, defeating England national rugby union team, England in the final.


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* {{DEFAULTSORT:Koch, Vincent 1990 births Living people South African rugby union players Pumas (rugby team) players Blue Bulls players Stormers players Saracens F.C. players Rugby union props People from Empangeni White South African people Afrikaner people South Africa international rugby union players