David Pocock, born April23, 1988, in Gweru, Zimbabwe, is an Australian rugby union player.
Pocock grew up in Zimbabwe and migrated to Australia at the age of 14. He started off his rugby career when he was schooling at the Anglican Church Grammar School in Brisbane, Australia.
In 2010, Pocock has become a world class open side flanker and went on to win The John Eales Medal which is the highest honor in Australian Rugby. His class has been recognized at an international level by being nominated amongst 5 other players for 2010 IRB Player of the Year which is an award given to the best Rugby Player on the Planet.
In 2011, Pocock plays for the Force, where he made his debut against the Sharks in 2006. The Super 14 regulations kept Pocock from playing any earlier in the season, as his was not yet 18. He finally made his Australian debut as a substitute against The Barbarians 3 December 2008.
In 2012, Pocock became the openside flanker for Western Force and Wallabies, having assumed the latter position from George Smith.