Pocock's Super Rugby career over?
Cape Town - Brumbies coach Dan McKellar has admitted David Pocock’s Super Rugby season could be over, with a decision to be made in the coming days.
The Brumbies will host the Bulls on Friday without Pocock, who is still nursing a frustrating calf injury.
According to the RugbyPass website, Pocock
has played just 138 minutes in three matches through 14 rounds this
season and hasn’t featured at all in 10 weeks, but was expected to
return after the bye and face the Bulls at GIO Stadium.
31-year-old flank was in Wallabies camp earlier this week and
McKellar conceded national team medical staff could end his club season.
The Brumbies have three more games after the Bulls and will also
likely feature in the playoffs, but Pocock could be rested to better
prepare him for the Rugby World Cup in September.
Pocock is off contract at the end of the season and he is expected to end his Super Rugby career by signing with a club overseas.
The Brumbies have stood tall without Pocock and control their own destiny at the top of the Australian Conference.
Kick-off is at 11:45 SA time.
Tom Banks, 14 Henry Speight, 13 Tevita Kuridrani, 12 Irae Simone, 11
Toni Pulu, 10 Christian Lealiifano (captain), 9 Joe Powell, 8 Pete Samu,
7 Jahrome Brown, 6 Tom Cusack, 5 Sam Carter, 4 Rory Arnold, 3 Allan
Alaalatoa, 2 Folau Fainga’a, 1 Scott Sio
Connal Mcinerney, 17 James Slipper, 18 Leslie Leuluaialii-Makin, 19
Darcy Swain, 20 Murray Douglas, 21 Rob Valetini, 22 Ryan Lonergan, 23
15 Warrick Gelant, 14
Cornal Hendricks, 13 Johnny Kotze, 12 Burger Odendaal, 11 Rosko Specman,
10 Manie Libbok, 9 Andre Warner, 8 Duane Vermeulen (captain), 7 Hanro
Liebenberg, 6 Paul Schoeman, 5 RG Snyman, 4 Jason Jenkins, 3 Trevor
Nyakane, 2 Schalk Brits, 1 Lizo Gqoboka
Substitutes: 16 Jaco
Visagie, 17 Simphiwe Matanzima, 18 Wiehahn Herbst, 19 Jannes Kirsten, 20
Marco van Staden, 21 Embrose Papier, 22 JT Jackson, 23 Divan Rossouw