Player Profile – David Pocock
Basic Information about David Pocock
Nick Name: Dave
Full Name: David Pocock
Date of Birth: 23rd April, 1988
Place of Birth: Gweru, Zimbabwe
Height: 6 ft (1.84 m)
Professional Information about David Pocock
Turned Pro: 2006
Position: Openside Flanker
Super Rugby: Force (2006-2012) | Brumbies (Since 2013)
Other Local Clubs: Uni-North Owls and Rugby Union Club
National Team: Australia Wallabies (Since 2008)
Official Website: david-pocock.com
Early and Personal Life of David Pocock
Born and brought up in Zimbabwe David ‘Dave’ Pocock migrated to Australia in 2002 with his entire family. The Pocock family then settled in the city of Brisbane in the Queensland state of Australia. David Pocock was then admitted to the Anglican Church Grammar School in Brisbane in 2005 and was soon part of a school’s Rugby team. He became the part of undefeated premiership winning 1st XV school team along with his current Wallabies mate, Quade Cooper. The same year he was selected for the Australian Schoolboys National Rugby Union Team, which is considered to be the highest level of the Schoolboy rugby in Australia.
After getting the chance to play for the Rugby League team Force and before joining the Wallabies, David Pocock went to an adventure mission to the Mount Kilimanjaro and climbed it successfully along with his long time friend Morgan Clarke. By the end of the year 2010 Pocock decided to marry his best friend Emma and got married in Perth. David and his other friend Luke O’Keefe run a non-profitable charity called ‘Eighty Twenty Vision’ for the less fortunate people of Zimbabwe, the country in which David Pocock was born and brought up.
Professional Career of David Pocock
In 2006 while still playing for the school team, David Pocock got offer to play for the Western Force Rugby club based in Perth, Australia. He played his first game against the Sharks in Durban. After that Pocock made regular appearances for the Australian Schoolboys team and then for the Australia A team. But the turnaround happened when he won many Man of the match awards in the 2007 IRB Pacific Nations Cup. He made his first national appearance in the 2008 game against the Barbarians.
David Pocock’s full fledged Wallabies debut was made in 2008 and the same year he captained the Australian U20 team as well. In the year 2010 David Pocock got the international recognition when he was nominated for the 2010 IRB Player of the year. He won the Rugby Union Players Association (RUPA) Medal for Excellence in the same year. He was again nominated for the IRB Player of the year in the 2011 too. Pocock captained the Wallabies in the 2012 when the regular captain James Horwill got injured. Since 2012 David Pocock plays for the ACT Brumbies.