Force Legends Series - David Pocock

Throughout the off-season, we'll be catching up with Western Force Legends to look back on their storied careers and see what they are up to. This week, it's the one and only David Pocock.

With one of the finest resumes you'll ever see, including 69 caps for the club and 83 Tests for the Wallabies, Pocock is a true Western Force legend.

David Pocock

Born in Zimbabwe, Pocock and his family moved to Australia in 2011. After winning a premiership alongside Quade Cooper with Anglican Church Grammar School in Brisbane in 2005, Pocock was selected for the Australian Schoolboys team.

The dominant flanker then signed for the Force to join the inaugural squad in 2006 and made his debut in Durban against the Sharks.

Pocock became a crucial figure for the Force in his seven seasons with the club and was named captain ahead of the 2012 Super Rugby campaign.

Pocock enjoyed a meteoric rise to the international rugby scene, with his sheer power, technical ability, and strength over the ball for the Force earning him a Wallabies debut in 2008 against the All Blacks in Hong Kong.

He would go on to enjoy an illustrious Wallabies career, winning the John Eales medal twice (2010 and 2018), playing in three World Cup campaigns (2011, 2015 and 2019), and captaining the side in 2012, among many more outstanding achievements.

Pocock is also an environmental activist and philanthropist, having founded Eightytwenty Vision, a not-for-profit organisation aimed at helping those less fortunate in Zimbabwe.

Pocock has moved into politics since retiring in 2018 and recently made history as the first independent senator elected in the Australian Capital Territory - what can't he do!