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End of the road as ex-Wallabies captain Pocock calls time on rugby career
# Bowing Out
# Bowing Out

End of the road as ex-Wallabies captain Pocock calls time on rugby career

Oct 23rd 2020, 9:19 AM 9,449 Views 10 Comments

Australian great David Pocock is looking to the future after opting against a return to Japan.

Wallabies flanker Pocock to retire from Tests after Rugby World Cup
# Man At Work
# Man At Work

Wallabies flanker Pocock to retire from Tests after Rugby World Cup

Sep 6th 2019, 8:12 AM 8,728 Views 9 Comments

The upcoming tournament will mark David Pocock’s last matches for the Wallabies.

Australia's prodigal son on the verge of a sensational return
# Comeback
# Comeback

Australia's prodigal son on the verge of a sensational return

Jul 9th 2019, 9:34 AM 12,914 Views 4 Comments

James O’Connor could join Michael Cheika’s World Cup squad six years after a string of off-field incidents saw him exiled.

Cheika gives Pocock a better than '50-50' chance of playing in World Cup
# RWC2019
# RWC2019

Cheika gives Pocock a better than '50-50' chance of playing in World Cup

Jul 5th 2019, 10:37 AM 4,673 Views 5 Comments

The Wallabies flanker continues to battle his way back from injury.

Pocock pulled from England clash with neck injury after being named in starting line-up
# Wallaby Woes
# Wallaby Woes

Pocock pulled from England clash with neck injury after being named in starting line-up

Nov 23rd 2018, 2:29 PM 5,023 Views 4 Comments

Kurtley Beale and Adam Ashley-Cooper have also been dropped by coaching staff for breaching team protocols.

Analysis: The David Pocock offside penalty that wasn't really a penalty
# Rugby Brain
# Rugby Brain

Analysis: The David Pocock offside penalty that wasn't really a penalty

Jun 20th 2018, 12:00 PM 42,116 Views 23 Comments

The Wallabies flanker is a deeply intelligent rugby player and this penalty was worth a closer look.

'That’s not a very nice term to use' - Michael Cheika hits back at Neil Francis
# Poey
# Poey

'That’s not a very nice term to use' - Michael Cheika hits back at Neil Francis

Jun 14th 2018, 2:40 PM 55,313 Views 83 Comments

The ex-Ireland international labelled David Pocock ‘a cancer on the game’.

'I love the land, I love the people and I’m optimistic for what Zimbabwe can become'
# World View
# World View

'I love the land, I love the people and I’m optimistic for what Zimbabwe can become'

Jun 14th 2018, 7:15 AM 9,765 Views 5 Comments

David Pocock showed no ill effects on his return to Test rugby against Ireland last weekend.

'We're both grown men and we talked about things' - Folau's anti-gay stance won't divide Wallabies, says Pocock
# Folau
# Folau

'We're both grown men and we talked about things' - Folau's anti-gay stance won't divide Wallabies, says Pocock

Jun 4th 2018, 5:00 PM 8,561 Views 24 Comments

Folau has been embroiled in a storm over the last week, sending rugby chiefs into damage control.

Analysis: Attention to detail and violence help Ireland deny Pocock
# Jackal
# Jackal

Analysis: Attention to detail and violence help Ireland deny Pocock

Nov 29th 2016, 3:09 PM 27,620 Views 14 Comments

We examine each of the Wallabies back row’s efforts to steal Irish possession last weekend.

Analysis: David Pocock's understanding of the laws leads to a unique turnover
# Clever
# Clever

Analysis: David Pocock's understanding of the laws leads to a unique turnover

Nov 27th 2016, 10:59 PM 33,728 Views 29 Comments

The Wallabies back row showed his intelligence in what should have been a game-changing moment.

Pocock nearing return as Australia make tough trip to Auckland this weekend
# Dangerous Dave
# Dangerous Dave

Pocock nearing return as Australia make tough trip to Auckland this weekend

Oct 18th 2016, 10:12 AM 2,901 Views 1 Comment

Australia may have 30 years of history against them in New Zealand on Saturday, but they might also have their influential back row in harness.

Dave Pocock posted an extremely in-depth pic after surgery on his broken hand
# Cut To The Bone
# Cut To The Bone

Dave Pocock posted an extremely in-depth pic after surgery on his broken hand

Sep 25th 2016, 4:19 PM 16,450 Views 7 Comments

Fair warning: Pocock’s Tweet is far more than skin deep and the squeamish among you may want to avoid it.

Pocock ruled out of remainder of Rugby Championship with hand injury
# Injury
# Injury

Pocock ruled out of remainder of Rugby Championship with hand injury

Sep 18th 2016, 12:32 PM 4,150 Views 6 Comments

Australia will face the last two games of the Rugby Championship without the back-row.

Cheika dumps props for second Test as he looks for instant response against England
# Team News
# Team News

Cheika dumps props for second Test as he looks for instant response against England

Jun 15th 2016, 11:56 AM 5,081 Views 3 Comments

Australia’s team for Melbourne shows four changes from the first Test defeat.

'It was not my intention to hurt Michael' - Pocock apologises for 'choke hold' on opponent
# Reaction
# Reaction

'It was not my intention to hurt Michael' - Pocock apologises for 'choke hold' on opponent

Apr 6th 2016, 12:15 PM 7,856 Views 15 Comments

The Brumbies player pleaded guilty to grasping the neck of Waikato Chiefs opponent Michael Leitch.

David Pocock hit with three-week ban for this 'choke hold' on opponent
# Choke Tackle
# Choke Tackle

David Pocock hit with three-week ban for this 'choke hold' on opponent

Apr 5th 2016, 12:02 PM 7,547 Views 9 Comments

Pocock pleaded guilty to grasping Michael Leitch’s neck.

David Pocock to take year off but stick with Australia
# Gap Year
# Gap Year

David Pocock to take year off but stick with Australia

Mar 16th 2016, 8:19 AM 9,388 Views 8 Comments

The number eight will return to Australia ahead of the 2018 Super rugby season.

Cheika confident Pocock will snub move to England that would make him world's highest paid player
# In Demand
# In Demand

Cheika confident Pocock will snub move to England that would make him world's highest paid player

Feb 17th 2016, 1:10 PM 8,713 Views 13 Comments

Wasps are reportedly aiming to bring the Wallabies back-rower to the Premiership in a deal worth more than £1.4m a season.

David Pocock spent his holidays training with anti-poaching scouts in Zimbabwe
# POACHER TURNED GAMEKEEPER
# POACHER TURNED GAMEKEEPER

David Pocock spent his holidays training with anti-poaching scouts in Zimbabwe

Dec 3rd 2015, 10:41 AM 19,302 Views 12 Comments

And it’s doing him no harm at all judging by his pictures.

Peter Stringer: McCaw got a standing ovation in '01 and hasn't let up since
# Column
# Column

Peter Stringer: McCaw got a standing ovation in '01 and hasn't let up since

Oct 30th 2015, 9:24 PM 26,797 Views 7 Comments

Our World Cup columnist looks at what makes the New Zealand captain such a legend of the game.

We pick our combined Australia and New Zealand team ahead of the World Cup final
# Best Of The Best
# Best Of The Best

We pick our combined Australia and New Zealand team ahead of the World Cup final

Oct 28th 2015, 6:12 PM 11,185 Views 24 Comments

We pick our ultimate XV from this year’s World Cup final.

Analysis: All Blacks will have to target ludicrously effective David Pocock
# Turnover King
# Turnover King

Analysis: All Blacks will have to target ludicrously effective David Pocock

Oct 28th 2015, 4:05 PM 5,709 Views 5 Comments

The Wallabies number eight must be dealt with aggressively and in numbers.

Pocock says he'll organise RWC final tickets for 'legend' David Attenborough
# NATURE LOVERS
# NATURE LOVERS

Pocock says he'll organise RWC final tickets for 'legend' David Attenborough

Oct 27th 2015, 12:00 PM 8,983 Views 7 Comments

The Australia back row says the broadcaster is a ‘big hero of mine.’

'We've got the jokers, the lovers, the fighters, a team of diversity'
# Characters
# Characters

'We've got the jokers, the lovers, the fighters, a team of diversity'

Oct 26th 2015, 5:18 PM 21,327 Views 16 Comments

David Pocock ‘is a really interesting character,’ says Michael Cheika.

Pocock escapes a citing following incident in win against Wales
# Lucky Boy
# Lucky Boy

Pocock escapes a citing following incident in win against Wales

Oct 12th 2015, 11:21 AM 13,897 Views 13 Comments

Pocock appeared to strike Scott Baldwin with his knee.

Gatland brings in Tipuric to combat Pocock in six changes for Australia game
# Breakdown Specialist
# Breakdown Specialist

Gatland brings in Tipuric to combat Pocock in six changes for Australia game

Oct 8th 2015, 12:23 PM 7,553 Views 10 Comments

Justin Tipuric replaces Dan Lydiate in the backrow.

England crash out of World Cup after Wallabies rip up Twickenham
# Swing Very Low
# Swing Very Low

England crash out of World Cup after Wallabies rip up Twickenham

Oct 3rd 2015, 9:58 PM 45,729 Views 202 Comments

Stuart Lancaster will come under serious pressure after a second defeat at Twickenham.

Two key Wallabies have penned new contracts to stay in Australia
# Staying Put
# Staying Put

Two key Wallabies have penned new contracts to stay in Australia

Aug 28th 2015, 8:43 PM 6,618 Views 1 Comment

Good news for the Aussies ahead of the World Cup.

Sean O'Brien was an absolute beast at the breakdown against Scotland
# Tullow Tank
# Tullow Tank

Sean O'Brien was an absolute beast at the breakdown against Scotland

Aug 17th 2015, 3:03 PM 11,473 Views 13 Comments

These four turnovers from the Ireland captain showed his quality on the deck.

Analysis: McCaw's All Blacks with breakdown score to settle against Wallabies
# Bledisloe II
# Bledisloe II

Analysis: McCaw's All Blacks with breakdown score to settle against Wallabies

Aug 14th 2015, 7:55 PM 8,825 Views 6 Comments

Michael Cheika’s Australia won the battle on the ground in Sydney last weekend.

Analysis: Three of the world's best opensides set for titanic contest
# 7
# 7

Analysis: Three of the world's best opensides set for titanic contest

Aug 7th 2015, 6:50 AM 10,857 Views 4 Comments

Richie McCaw, David Pocock and Michael Hooper all start as New Zealand face Australia.

Cheika names Hooper and Pocock in Wallabies XV for All Blacks showdown
# Bledisloe Cup
# Bledisloe Cup

Cheika names Hooper and Pocock in Wallabies XV for All Blacks showdown

Aug 6th 2015, 8:14 AM 6,543 Views 6 Comments

Australia and New Zealand meet in Sydney in a clash that will decide the 2015 Rugby Championship winners.

5 forwards capable of dominating the Rugby World Cup
# STRANGLEHOLD
# STRANGLEHOLD

5 forwards capable of dominating the Rugby World Cup

Aug 3rd 2015, 9:00 AM 13,919 Views 15 Comments

Rucks, mauls, scrummaging… that sort of thing.

Analysis: Hurricanes limit Pocock's turnover threat to make Super final
# Breakdown
# Breakdown

Analysis: Hurricanes limit Pocock's turnover threat to make Super final

Jul 2nd 2015, 7:00 AM 5,006 Views 5 Comments

Chris Boyd’s side smashed the in-form openside at every opportunity.

One of rugby's most potent poachers gave an absolute masterclass in Super Rugby yesterday
# Groundhog
# Groundhog

One of rugby's most potent poachers gave an absolute masterclass in Super Rugby yesterday

Apr 11th 2015, 2:06 PM 12,796 Views 8 Comments

Let David Pocock remind you of how exceptional he is.

A Wallaby flanker made a stand against homophobic slurs at the weekend
# Slurs
# Slurs

A Wallaby flanker made a stand against homophobic slurs at the weekend

Mar 24th 2015, 8:50 AM 14,297 Views 14 Comments

David Pocock raised the issue with referee Craig Joubert during the Brumbies clash with the Waratahs.

Former Australia captain Pocock arrested after chaining himself to a coal digger
# I'm In Chains
# I'm In Chains

Former Australia captain Pocock arrested after chaining himself to a coal digger

Dec 1st 2014, 9:14 AM 8,557 Views 5 Comments

ARU hand Pocock a formal warning following environmental protest.

Lookin' good Mike! It's the sporting tweets of the week
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# Twittersphere

Lookin' good Mike! It's the sporting tweets of the week

May 11th 2014, 9:45 AM 6,582 Views 0 Comments

Also featuring Darran O’Sullivan’s thoughts on Liverpool and Emma Byrne’s delight at meeting Roy Keane.

David Pocock cruelly ruled out of another Super Rugby season after knee surgery
# Acl
# Acl

David Pocock cruelly ruled out of another Super Rugby season after knee surgery

Mar 5th 2014, 12:38 PM 5,012 Views 9 Comments

The Australian flanker will miss another season due to a re-rupturing of his cruciate ligament.

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