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David Pocock's retirement - reports

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David Pocock's retirement - reports

Brumbies flanker David Pocock is expected to announce his pending retirement from Australian rugby on Tuesday before focusing on one last hurrah for the Wallabies in the 2019 World Cup.

Rugby.com.au is reporting that a Brumbies press conference scheduled for Tuesday will reveal that the 31-year-old No.7 will be hanging up his Super Rugby boots at the end of the season.

It is also expected that the battered fetcher will also reveal that the 2019 World Cup will be his closing act, at least in Australian rugby.

Speculation increased about Pocock’s future last week, when Brumbies coach Dan McKellar alluded to ongoing discussions between his club and the Wallabies about the matter.

“It’s all the things we’ve got to look at to see whether he plays Super Rugby or whether he now puts his attention towards the World Cup,” McKellar said.

“Those are things we’ve got to discuss between the Brumbies and the Wallabies.”

Pocock has had a long run of injuries during his distinguished 13-year career, during which he has played 112 Super Rugby games and 77 Tests for the Wallabies.

There are suggestions the flanker could finish his time in the game with a stint in Japan.

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“The Wallabies medical staff and Brumbies medical staff will have a chat over the next few days and we’ll come to some sort of clarity there as to where he heads over the next two weeks,” McKellar said last week.

Pocock was in Wallabies camp last week and McKellar conceded national team medical staff could end his club season.

“There’s things we’ve got to look at to see whether he plays Super Rugby or whether we now put his attention towards the World Cup.”

The Brumbies have stood tall without Pocock and control their own destiny at the top of the Australian conference.

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David Pocock's retirement - reports