Pocock calls time on stellar Super Rugby career
Brumbies and Wallabies flanker David Pocock has called time on his Super Rugby career, announcing that he will not be seeking to renew his contract in Canberra at the end of the current season. He will head back to Japan after the Rugby World Cup to reunite with the Panasonic Wild Knights, and will still be eligible for future test selection under the 60-cap rule.
It brings to an end a domestic career that has spanned 13 years since his debut for the Western Force back in 2006. After seven seasons in Perth he joined the Brumbies at the end of 2012, and his six seasons in the nation’s capital bring his Super Rugby tally to 112 appearances and 19 tries.
“The Brumbies have given me a home for the last seven years. They’ve supported me through injury and given me the opportunity to work on my game and my leadership as part of an incredible group of men,” said Pocock.
“After 13 years of professional rugby, I’m looking forward to the challenges the rest of this year holds and also thinking about what comes next. The Brumbies and all supporters have been very good to me since my move to Canberra in 2013. I am grateful for their support. Over the last seven-years Canberra has well and truly become my home. Em and I love living here and being part of the community.”
Currently out with a calf strain, it has been decided that the unique nature of the injury requires further healing time, and as such, it has been agreed between the Brumbies and Wallabies Medical Staff, and other experts, that Pocock will not be available for Super Rugby selection in the immediate future. No ‘return-to-play’ date can be offered at this time.