Rugby-Injured Pocock calls time on Brumbies, targets World Cup

Rugby-Injured Pocock calls time on Brumbies, targets World Cup

Rugby-Injured Pocock calls time on Brumbies, targets World Cup

Written by Staff Writer

28 May, 2019 | 2:51 pm

Reuters – Wallabies flanker David Pocock has played his final Super Rugby match for the ACT Brumbies and will be focusing entirely on getting fit for the Rugby World Cup for the remainder of what looks like being his last season in Australian rugby, he announced on Tuesday (May 28).

The 31-year-old openside, who has been struggling with a calf injury and played only three matches for the Brumbies this season, has decided to concentrate solely on his bid to play in a third World Cup in Japan in September.

One of the best openside flankers in the world, Zimbabwe-born Pocock has struggled with injuries throughout his six years in Canberra, missing most of the 2013 and 2014 seasons after back-to-back knee constructions.

During the news conference in Canberra, Pocock said he was sad to see former Wallabies fullback Israel Folau, leave the team after he had his four-year contract terminated for a social media post that said hell awaits “drunks, homosexuals, adulterers” and others, but added sport is at it’s best when it’s inclusive.

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