Pocock’s long wait is over

Date published: January 21 2015

Brumbies flanker David Pocock will make his return from injury in Friday’s pre-season clash against the Western Force.

The former Australia captain has been out for ten months since undergoing a second knee reconstruction surgery last year.

Pocock has suffered serious knee injuries in consecutive years and will understandably proceed cautiously as he hopes to make the Wallabies squad for the Rugby World Cup.

One of the world’s best when at his peak, Stephen Moore praised Pocock’s attitude as he fought his way back.

Moore will miss Friday’s contest, with Pocock and Nic White leading the side in his absence.

“I can’t imagine what it would be like to go through [two] knee reconstructions, having gone through one,” Moore told the Sydney Morning Herald.

“That’s something that Dave has never complained about. He’s trained and he’s got on with it.

“You can see the physical shape he’s in … I think we shouldn’t put too much pressure on him, just let him get out there and play again. It’s been a while so it’s up to us to get around him and help him.”