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Wallabies flanker David Pocock has confirmed he has played his last match for the Brumbies in Super Rugby and will now focus entirely on his 100% renewables-powered, 100% waste-free, 100% rainwater, eco-cabin and surrounding veggie patch.
Pocock has played 77 Tests for Australia and says finishing the build on this cabin will help with his fitness for the upcoming Rugby World Cup.
The 31-year-old loose forward, who is struggling with a long-term calf injury and has played only three matches for the Brumbies this season, said he would not seek another Rugby Australia contract, stating that he will instead play in Japan’s Top League next year.
Pocock then hinted to making a run at politics after hanging up the boots.
“The Brumbies have given me a home for the last seven years,” Pocock said.
“Canberra has given me a home. A real home”
“It’s a gorgeous block of land just outside the city limits where [wife, Emma] and I have built a 100% sustainable eco-cabin.”
“It’s nearly done, but I need to focus on it for the next couple months until the World Cup”
As was outlined in today’s announcement, Pocock will move to Japan next season but will still be eligible for Wallabies selection under the Giteau rule – which means we might get another couple years out of him in the green and gold.
As for after footy, Pocock hints that there might be a bit more to him setting up shop in Canberra.
“Lets just say. I might be looking for some work in the ACT in the next few years”
“But, seriously, Richard… Give me a call back”