Pocock boost for Brumbies

Date published: June 13 2015

Brumbies head coach Stephen Larkham has backed openside flanker David Pocock to recover in time to face the Stormers in Cape Town next Saturday.

The Wallaby back-row, who scored the opening try of the match in defeat to the Crusaders in Canberra, suffered a concussion and left the field before the break.

"Poey came off for a concussion test, so he is on a six-day, return-to-play protocol, but he should be fine," coach Larkham told The Canberra Times.

"Six days back to playing is Friday and he can partake in training on the Wednesday, so he should be fine."

One player to impress off the bench was Wallaby centre Matt Toomua and it is expected that he will return to the side after a spell out with an ankle injury.

"I thought [Toomua] played really well, came on and injected himself in attack there and our attack looked very dangerous in that period," said Larkham.

"Defensively he put some big hits on there, so it looked comfortable. To give him 30 minutes this week was looking at the bigger picture, the finals.

"We've got to see how everyone pulls up and we'll make that decision [whether he starts] next week."