Pocock staying for 2016 – manager

Date published: November 10 2015

Australia back-row David Pocock is set to stay with the Brumbies for the 2016 season despite interest from abroad after his excellent World Cup.

The 27-year-old, who was one of the stand-out performers in the recent tournament, has reportedly attracted interest from Bordeaux Bègles.

A figure of A$450,000 is said to have been offered by the French outfit, with Racing 92 and Toulouse also interested, report Midi Olympique.

"There are a number of offers that have landed," Pocock's manager Brian Levine told Reuters. “None are being considered at this stage.

"David will be taking a break for four weeks, getting over the niggles he picked up during the World Cup.

"He is firmly committed to the 2016 season with the Brumbies and the ARU."

Pocock has a one-year contract with the Brumbies and Australian Rugby Union and is currently five caps short of the 60 mark that would allow him to play abroad and still be eligible for the Wallabies. When signing that deal in August, he spoke to Fairfax Media:

"I tried to be pretty up front and honest during negotiations; that I feel like I can fully commit to next year," he said at the time.

"But I'd be lying at this stage if I said I wanted to sign a two or three-year deal and I can fully commit to those years."