Rugby World Cup 2019: David Pocock (Australia)

  • 05/04/2019

Born: April 23, 1988 in Gweru, Zimbabwe

Position: Flanker, No.8

Club: Brumbies

Height: 1.83m

Weight: 1.03kg

Caps:  77

On his day, he's the best loose forward in the world, but injury has really impacted the last four years of his international career. 

Still, Pocock poses a genuine breakdown threat and alongside Michael Hooper, the Wallabies may have potentially the best flanker pairing in Japan.

He returned after a near 12-month layoff against Samoa in Australia's final hitout before heading to the land of the rising sun.

Pocock looked himself, pressuring ball carriers at the breakdown and linking superbly well with his backs. 

He makes the Wallabies a better side. 

If Michael Cheika opts for Pocock as a bench player, the 31-year-old will provide massive impetus late in games and will be an absolute breakdown nightmare against tiring packs.