Pocock sings team-mates’ praises

Date published: April 24 2015

Brumbies flanker David Pocock praised his fellow forwards after he scored a hat-trick of tries in their 31-18 win over the Highlanders in Canberra on Friday.

Pocock's tries – which were all scored from line-out mauls in the first half – helped the Brumbies end their recent run of poor results in which they lost three of their last four matches.

"We knew we had to start well and get the rhythm right," he said after the game.

"Credit to the forwards, I thought our rolling maul was outstanding.

"It's a big game against the Waratahs next week, we've got stuff to improve and the Tahs have been in really good form."

Brumbies skipper Stephen Moore echoed Pocock's sentiments and said his side are determined to turn the tables on the Waratahs after the defending champions beat them 28-13 in Sydney in Round Six.

"We really needed that after two losses, we're happy to get the five points," he said.

"The line-out worked really well for us, the maul has been good and we're happy to get the try off the back of that.

"Perhaps [we relaxed] after getting the four-try bonus point. We'll talk about that, but overall a good performance.

"We got smacked up there in Sydney and we look forward to that game next week.

"They're very good in physicality, we've got a way to go but we know it's going to be a really crucial area."