Force fear Pocock departure
July 29, 2012 12:43:16 UK
Australia captain David Pocock has left the Western Force and signed for the ACT Brumbies.
David Pocock is loooking forward to playing for the Brumbies.
Pocock, 24, announced on Saturday that he was quitting the Force after seven seasons. The Australian Rugby Union have finalised his contract for the 2013 season and beyond.
"I'm incredibly thankful to the Emirates Western Force and the people of Perth for the support they have given me over the last seven years," Pocock said. "After discussing things with Em (partner Emma Palandri) we've decided that a move to Canberra and a fresh start with the Brumbies is the best move for us.
"The Brumbies have a good coaching and management team of Jake White, Laurie Fisher, Stephen Larkham and Tony Thorpe, so the opportunity to learn from them and challenge myself was appealing.
"Over the last seven years I have travelled long distances to visit my close knit family in Brisbane and with the Wallabies schedule there is more and more of my time required on the east coast with training camps etcetera. Being based in Canberra will make it easier to travel to Brisbane and Sydney."
Pocock won the John Eales Medal in 2010, and led the Force as captain in the 2012 Super Rugby season. Meanwhile, the Wallabies are 21.00 to win the Rugby Championship.
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