Pocock set for Easter return against Waratahs

    2018-03-20 09:31

    Cape Town - Brumbies coach Dan McKellar has revealed that backrow David Pocock is set to return to Super Rugby action against the Waratahs on Saturday, March 31. 

    Pocock has been cleared by medical staff and is almost certain to take on the Waratahs at GIO Stadium in the Round Seven Australian derby after the side's bye weekend. 

    McKellar said he would not hesitate to put Pocock straight back into his starting line-up if he thought it was best for the team and player. 

    The 29-year-old openside flank had an operation to repair damage to his meniscus in January, which delayed his comeback to Super Rugby after a year-long sabbatical from the game. 

    There will be a battle for the Brumbies' number seven jersey after Tom Cusack performed well in the side's win over the Sharks at the weekend. 

    "I think 'Poey' could start and perform well straight up because he's been around a long time now and he's in peak physical condition, as he always is," McKellar told AAP. 

    "What he brings in terms of that on-ball presence and he's managed to get a bit of work in there, but Tom Cusack has been playing well. 

    "While it was disappointing he got the injury, four weeks in now and on the back of some heavy travel we'll get a boost by having David back in the team."

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