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David
Pocock

With almost 80 caps for the Wallabies, David Pocock is a legend of Australian rugby. Discover all about his career with RugbyPass, your resident rugby gurus.

David Pocock Bio

A dominant openside flanker and a giant of Australian rugby who was capped 78 times by his country between 2008 and 2019, David Pocock was inducted into the RugbyPass Hall of Fame in 2021.

Born on 23 April 1988, David Pocock grew up on a farm in Zimbabwe before he moved to Australia with his family in 2002. His rugby talent immediately propelled him through the school rugby system and he was selected to play for the Australian Schoolboys team in 2005 after he won the Premiership with Anglican Church Grammar School in Brisbane alongside future Wallabies teammate Quade Cooper.

In 2006, David Pocock made his debut for the Force in Super Rugby. Only two years later, after a string of impressive performances for Australia ‘A’, he made his debut for the Australian team. In 2009, he then enjoyed a breakthrough year and played in 13 out of a possible 14 tests for the Wallabies. The year after, he won the John Eales Medal, which is the highest honour in Australian rugby. In 2010 and 2011, he was also a finalist for the IRB International Player of the Year.

In 2012, David Pocock left the Force and signed for the Brumbies ahead of the 2013 season. Sadly, his next few years were blighted by injuries, including two knee constructions and a damaged anterior cruciate ligament. After several impressive performances for Australia at the 2015 Rugby World Cup, he signed for the Panasonic Wild Knights in Japan. However, he still played for the Brumbies during this time and he remained eligible to play for Australia. In 2019, he made his final appearance for the Wallabies at the Rugby World Cup. He then played one more year in Japan before retiring from all forms of rugby in 2020.

Since his retirement, David Pocock has focused on his activism. He’s notably concerned about climate change and has participated in several protests. In addition, he runs a not-for-profit organisation that aims to help less fortunate people in Zimbabwe and he remains involved in rugby at the grassroots level. 

Fixtures & Results

Sat Sep 24, 2022
FT
Eden Park
New Zealand New Zealand
-
3:05am
Australia Australia
Round 6
LIVE
40
14
Thu Sep 15, 2022
FT
Marvel Stadium
Australia Australia
-
5:45am
New Zealand New Zealand
Round 5
LIVE
37
39
Sat Sep 3, 2022
FT
Allianz Stadium
Australia Australia
-
5:35am
South Africa South Africa
Round 4
LIVE
8
24
Sat Aug 27, 2022
FT
Adelaide Oval
Australia Australia
-
1:30am
South Africa South Africa
Round 3
LIVE
25
17
Sat Aug 13, 2022
FT
TBC
Argentina Argentina
-
3:10pm
Australia Australia
Round 2
LIVE
48
17
Sat Aug 6, 2022
FT
Estadio Malvinas Argentinas
Argentina Argentina
-
3:10pm
Australia Australia
Round 1
LIVE
26
41
Sat Jul 16, 2022
FT
Sydney Cricket Ground
Australia Australia
-
5:55am
England England
3rd Test
LIVE
17
21
Sat Jul 9, 2022
FT
Suncorp Stadium
Australia Australia
-
5:55am
England England
2nd Test
LIVE
17
25
Sat Jul 2, 2022
FT
Optus Stadium
Australia Australia
-
5:55am
England England
1st Test
LIVE
30
28

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