David Pocock: The ultimate sporting role model

For many, the Wallabies World Cup hopes rest on David Pocock’s battle with All Blacks legend Richie McCaw. Fortunately, the blonde behemoth has never shied away from a challenge. Matthew Beard explores the man holding Australia’s dreams.  In the Wallabies’ semi-final match against Argentina, David Pocock played over 70 minutes with a broken nose. Although Adam Ashley-Cooper would walk away as man-of-the-match thanks to a hat-trick of tries, most commentators agree Pocock’s heroics had as much impact on the result as anything else. Pocock played all 80 minutes, made 13 tackles, ran the ball eight times, broke two tackles and made four turnovers. Despite only playing four games in the World Cup, he leads the tournament for turnovers with 14. Fox Sports News described him as “the world’s best player” whilst the Sydney Morning Herald labelled him “The single most important player to take the field come Sunday morning”. None of this should come as much surprise
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