Pocock relishing McCaw contest

Date published: October 26 2015

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Wallabies number eight David Pocock is looking forward to a massive battle with Richie McCaw, when they take on the All Blacks in Saturday's Rugby World Cup Final.

The Wallabies secured a 29-15 victory over los Pumas at the Twickenham on Sunday with a superb display of running rugby, made possible by the men in gold's exceptional work in the loose.

Pocock led from the front, making four crucial turnovers, taking his personal tally up to 14 for the tournament. 

The 27 year-old Wallabies back-rower will face the biggest test of his career when he locks horns with Richie McCaw this Saturday.

"It's always a big occasion playing the All Blacks and he's been right up there for a very long time," Pocock told the Sydney Morning Herald.

"He's a player I really respect and I relish those moments."

Pocock, however believes that the emergence of Michael Hooper has given the Wallabies the needed depth to win this year's Rugby World Cup.

"Competition is exactly what you want to be having," Pocock said.

"The only year we were struggling was in 2011 going into the World Cup and we only took one openside flanker and that stung us a bit.

"It's great with Hoops out there because we enjoy feeding off each other."

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