Pocock set to study, but stays a Wallaby until 2019

Wallabies and Brumbies backrower David Pocock will remain in Australian Rugby until at least the 2019 Rugby World Cup, after committing to the Brumbies and the ARU for the next three years. The 27-year-old will be released from Australian Rugby duties in 2017 to further his studies and personal development, before returning to Australia ahead of the 2018 Super Rugby season. The Wallabies backrower said the structure of this deal would allow him to ultimately extend his Rugby career. “I’m excited to commit to Australian Rugby until the end of 2019.  I really appreciate the willingness the ARU and Brumbies have shown in allowing me to weigh up my desire to be available for selection leading into the next World Cup against my longevity in the game and pursuing interests outside the sport. “I believe that after 11 seasons of professional rugby, having a year away from the sport will help increase my years in the game I love. “It will also give me the opportunity to do a bit
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