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David Pocock to take year off but stick with Australia
The number eight will return to Australia ahead of the 2018 Super rugby season.

STAR AUSTRALIAN BACKROWWER David Pocock is staying with the ACT Brumbies and the Wallabies until at least the next World Cup, his club said, but he will take 2017 off to study.

The number eight, who recovered from two knee reconstructions in two years to play a leading role for Australia at the last World Cup, will return to Australia ahead of the 2018 Super rugby season.

“I really appreciate the willingness the ARU and Brumbies have shown in allowing me to weigh up my desire to be available for selection leading into the next World Cup against my longevity in the game and pursuing interests outside the sport,” he said, according to the Brumbies website.

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