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Pocock to join Jake's Brumbies

2012-07-29 10:23

Perth - Wallaby skipper David Pocock will join the Brumbies for the 2013 Super Rugby season after leaving Force, officials said on Sunday.

Brumbies coach Jake White had made clear he wanted to bring the star flanker to Canberra once he finished his contract with the Perth-based Force and the Australian Rugby Union said it would help to finalise the move.

"This decision follows the announcement that Pocock has formally agreed to terms that will see him depart the Western Force at the end of 2012 and join the Brumbies for the 2013 Super Rugby season," the ARU said in a statement.

Rugby WA said it had done everything it could to retain Pocock, who it said had been a highly-valued member since joining the Force as part of its foundation squad for the 2006 season.

"David's concerns were principally around the club's inability to recruit high-profile players with this challenge highlighted by the recent opportunity presented to Will Genia which ultimately was unsuccessful in bringing him to Western Australia," it said in a statement.

"This difficulty has since been acknowledged by the Australian Rugby Union in their provision of further concessions for the Emirates Western Force regarding international players for the 2013 season and beyond."

AFP

Comments
  • wesley.j.lane - 2012-07-29 11:06

    1st One hehehehehehe

      wesley.j.lane - 2012-07-29 11:07

      Go Sharks!!!! Sharks-Chiefs, Sharks win by 7.

  • andrew.cooks.5 - 2012-07-29 12:27

    Who cares about this??? We have a Super Rugby team in the finals and I would prefer to read more about the Sharks build-up to Hamilton than what the Ozzies moves for next season. It’s as if News 24 can't write about rugby unless the bulls are winning.... Also the newspapers in the Media 24 network are very one sided and that is why I don’t buy the Sunday newspapers anymore. I mean, the bulls win a match against the cheetahs and the main heading front page reads: “Bulls bly die meesters” by jj harmse, and when the bulls got hammered by the Sharks in Durban 32-10 the heading on only the sport page reads: Plum se plan het gewerk teen Bulls. What happened to neutral Journalism ethics and standards? I think media 24 is on the payroll of bluebulls rugby!!!

      niel.walt - 2012-07-29 14:10

      For people who actually follow rugby this is important info as it keeps us up to date wich players are moving where

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