Wallaby flanker Pocock quits | Sunday Observer

Wallaby flanker Pocock quits

25 October, 2020
David Pocock
David Pocock

SYDNEY (AFP) Australian great David Pocock called time on his rugby career Friday, opting against returning to Japan and the Panasonic Wild Knights to pursue his interest in conservation.

The 32-year-old flanker, considered a master of the breakdown, has been plagued by injuries throughout his career, but said it was not the reason for his decision.

A formidable ball-poacher and turnover specialist, he wore the green and gold of Australia for 11 years and was one of their stars at the 2011 World Cup and again in 2015, when they reached the final.