- 31 Age
- 103kg Weight
- 183cm Height
David Pocock, in his first season back at the Brumbies was predictably outstanding.
In any conversation about the best to ever play openside flanker, Pocock must be mentioned.
All the abilities and virtues that make Pocock worthy of that praise were in full view in 2018.
A veteran of the Super Rugby competition, Pocock made his debut for the Western Force in 2006 against the Sharks in Durban, the flanker had turned 18 less than a month earlier.
Considered a master of the breakdown, Pocock made his Wallabies debut in 2008 was one of the star players for Australia in the 2011 Rugby World Cup, his pilfering ability single handedly swinging games in the Wallabies favour during the tournament.
Having amassed 69 caps with the Force over seven seasons, Pocock made the move to the Brumbies in 2013.
Injuries derailed his first couple of years in Canberra but 2015 saw the transcendent player return to the field, Pocock winning the Brett Robinson Award for the Brumbies Player’s Player of the Year, Best Forward, the fan voted Stallion of the Year and the Australian Super Rugby player of year.
He followed his strong Brumbies season up by being the star of the 2015 Rugby World Cup, leading the Wallabies all the way to the final and scoring three tries in the process.
His work at the breakdown needs no further exulting here, but just as a point of reference of Pocock’s dominance in that area, he came very close to topping the turnover stats despite five fewer games than those closest to him.
Pocock racked up his 100th Super Rugby game in 2018, and led from the front with his actions, being an important source of inspiration to this young Brumbies squad.
On the pitch, other than the turnovers, Pocock impressed with his passing game, being an excellent link between the backs and forwards.If the Brumbies are to climb the mountain in 2019, it will be Pocock who’s leading the charge.