Pocock wants Pacific Island games

Date published: July 8 2015

Wallabies flanker David Pocock would relish the chance to play a Test match in the Pacific Islands in the near future.

Pocock's thoughts come after New Zealand's successful game against Samoa in Apia on Wednesday.

Remembering his previous experience of playing in Fiji, Pocock believes that Australia and New Zealand owe it to the Pacific Islands to play more matches in Samoa, Fiji and Tonga.

Australia are in Pool A with Fiji at this year's Rugby World Cup.

"As a player, it would be exciting. My only experience was playing Australia 'A' in Fiji in 2007," Pocock told RugbyHeaven.

"It was hot but it was so good to see how much people enjoy the rugby and the reception that we got.

"Australia and New Zealand, in terms of rugby, have benefited a ridiculous amount from Pacific Island nations.

"As far as the logistics, I've got no idea. But from a player's perspective it would be special. We're pretty blessed in Australia to have that influence. It's added a lot to Australian rugby on and off the field."